SASSLA, together with the Australian Principals Federation (VIC and WA Branch), have prepared a combined submission in response to the Federal Education Minister’s plan to address workforce shortages.
We commend Minister Clare on the concerted attempts to grow and strengthen the teaching profession however we are concerned that the plan fails to note and address principal shortages. The current teacher and principal shortages are the result of complex problems that have accumulated over an extended period. If the proposed actions are to be solution focused, then ongoing concerns relating to excessive workloads, increasing complexities of the role (both teaching and leading), growing demands and administrative burdens must all be addressed. A copy of our joint submission is available here.