The Quality Teaching Rounds program will be expanded across the country after starting in NSW and following successful trials in Queensland and Victoria.
The program, developed by the University of Newcastle, is a form of professional development with demonstrated positive effects on the quality of teaching, teacher morale and school culture.
About the program
The Quality Teaching Rounds program helps teachers learn from each other about best classroom practices. It involves groups of four teachers observing each other and analysing each other’s teaching practices. The evidence shows it helps improve students’ reading and maths.
With almost $5 million in funding, an additional 1,600 teachers are set to benefit and from Term 3, more early career teachers will be able to access the program. In the past nine years the program has helped more than 4,700 teachers and benefited at least 785,000 students.
Quality Teaching Rounds addresses Priority Area 3 of the National Teacher Workforce Action Plan that Education Ministers agreed to last year to address the national issue of teacher workforce shortages.
Read Minister Clare’s media release.