Submission to the Review of the loading for students with disability - September 2019
The Inquiry is taking place in the context of schools experiencing an increasing number of students with disability and other challenging learning needs. It is well documented that, with a higher incidence of children with serious medical conditions in the population at large, there is a greater likelihood of these children being in primary classrooms than twenty years ago.
APPA Submission: Review of the Melbourne Declaration - June 2019
In order to submit this feedback, APPA surveyed members of its 27-member National Advisory Council.
Their key suggestions are:
i. The Declaration speaks to teachers and be relevant to their work;
ii. Student voice is present and student agency fostered;
iii. The Declaration’s goals are sufficiently resourced; and,
iv. The Declaration has a clear raison d’etre and be fit for purpose.
Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Check - 14 December 2017
Please find below APPA’s Position Paper in response to the Government’s document ‘Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes.’
The Top Ten Essential Elements of Initial Teacher Education Courses - 18 November 2015
APPA has developed the Teacher Education: Essential Elements document. This document states clearly the expectations principals have for teacher education courses.
The overcrowded primary curriculum: a way forward - 11th December 2014
APPA believes that the development and implementation of the Australian Curriculum has led to substantial overcrowding in the curriculum for primary schools.
This paper addresses three questions:
- to what extent is the curriculum overcrowded;
- why did the overcrowding occur; and
- what should be done to reduce overcrowding.