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Management of casual teachers : Department of Education and Communities / New South Wales. Audit Office.

Management of casual teachers : Department of Education and Communities / New South Wales. Audit Office.
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Record Number 16354
ISBN 9781921252761
Corporate Author New South Wales. Audit Office
Title Management of casual teachers : Department of Education and Communities / New South Wales. Audit Office. [Electronic resource]
Published Sydney : Audit Office, 2013.
Collation 32 p. [PDF]
Series New South Wales Auditor-General's report : performance audit
General Note Report is available online from the URL at the base of this record.
Summary Note "Half of the 98,000 teachers currently approved by the Department have permanent positions and the others can work on a casual or temporary basis. Casual teaching covers short-term absences of less than four weeks full-time or two terms part-time. Casual teaching is necessary to ensure the continuity of education and supervision of children. Each year casual teachers provide over one million teaching days in NSW schools. This represents eight per cent of total teaching days and costs over $350 million. Casual teaching days have remained stable over the last six years and the cost has increased by 2.5 per cent a year.... The Department manages the supply and availability of casuals in a way that enables most schools to cover teacher absences. Since 2002, the Department has improved the assignment of casual teachers to schools in Western and South Western Sydney. However, its strategies to provide suitable casuals to hard-to-staff rural schools could work better. The Department does not maintain complete and accurate information on the availability of casual teachers. This may delay Casual.Direct assigning teachers to schools. The Department has systems to collect feedback on casual teacher performance but schools do not routinely use them. If a school has a problem with the performance of a casual teacher, it will generally not re-employ them. However, Casual.Direct continues to assign such teachers to different schools. The Department cannot exclude casual teachers from employment at other schools without sufficient evidence that their performance is a problem. It finds it difficult to collect the level of evidence needed to respond to performance issues when a teacher is employed casually across a number of schools." - p. 2-3.
Topical Term Teachers -- Salaries, etc -- New South Wales
Teachers -- Employment -- New South Wales
Internet Site https://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/ArticleDocuments/283/01_Management_Casual_Teachers_Full_Report.pdf.aspx?Embed=Y
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