Presentation on theme: "Recruitment and Selection of Teaching Staff in the School Sector. General Information."— Presentation transcript:
Recruitment and Selection of Teaching Staff in the School Sector. General Information
Framework agreed to in the 2006 EB A 3 stage staffing process Establishment of a Priority Placement Pool which is centrally managed and considered first for all vacancies. Establishment of a Permanent Teacher Register. A selection process which involves a written application, referee comments and possibly interviews. The phasing out of 10 year tenure.
Vacancies where eligible permanent and employable teachers can apply and be considered equally for positions Country schools Snap and Aboriginal/Anangu schools Index of Disadvantage Categories 1, 2 or 3. Identified special interest areas in designated special interest schools (see appendix 11) Designated special service units (see appendix 12) Designated hard to staff curriculum subject areas in all schools (see appendix 5)
Priority Placement Pool Refer Appendix 1 - definitions Teachers with an approved Work Cover claim Permanent teachers with an approved high level Special Placement Agreement. Permanent teachers who hold a guaranteed right of return to the metropolitan area 4 year involuntary PATs. Permanent country teachers in their 4 th year of continuous service in a zone 4 or 5 or 5 th year in a zone 2 or 3 country school. Permanent eligible teacher in their 4 th year of continuous service in IoED cat 1 or 5 th year in IoED cat 2 schools.
PPP - 3 levels of priority Refer Appendix 1 - definitions Leve1 1 – Approved Work Cover claim and approved Special Placement Agreement Level 2 – Teachers able to use country to metro guarantee (I, J and G) and 4 year involuntary PATs Level 3 – All other teachers in the PPP.
Permanent Teacher Register. Permanent Teachers who do not hold an ongoing appointment and require placement. Teachers returning from leave and not holding right of return. Unplaced teachers including PAT and TPT excluding 4 year involuntary PATs Teachers identified through Required Placement. Teachers identified through Limited Placement (10 year tenure) Teachers completing tenured positions who do not hold right of return Teachers actioning a remote country to nearer country guarantee Aboriginal teachers employed through the Aboriginal Employment Strategy Country Student Scholarships recipients Early Targeted Country Graduate Scheme recruits. Refer Appendix 1
Local Selection Panel Refer Appendix 4 Principal or their nominee AEU representative elected by AEU members on the staff. All members of the panel must undertake designated training. Sources of information are written application and referee comments. Interviews are optional
Application Process Teachers who are eligible for inclusion in the Priority Placement Pool or Permanent Teacher Register will complete an application form which includes a 1 page statement similar to current transfer form. (Refer 3.2) Teachers applying for advertised positions will complete an application form similar to ‘school choice’. It will include a 1 page written statement, names of 2 referees, qualifications and experience. (Refer Appendix 4) No verifications will be required. Appeal process is defined in appendix 4.
Selection Stage Descriptions (appendix 13) Stage 1 – Early vacancy selection process – on-going positions only. School identifies vacancy Teachers in Priority Placement Pool considered for position. If no suitable applicant position advertised on the DECS web site. Local Selection Panel established to consider applications If no suitable applicant position further considered in stage 2.
Selection Stage Descriptions Stage 2 – General selection process – on-going and temporary positions. Vacant positions identified Teachers in the PPP matched to vacancy. Teachers in PTR considered for the position. Position advertised at the DECS web site if tenure greater than 12 months or filled from the Employable Teacher’s Register if position less than 12 months. Local Selection Panel considers applications. No suitable applicant position filled from Employable Teacher register. No suitable applicant position considered in stage 3.
Selection Stage Descriptions Stage 3 – Late vacancies selection process – temporary positions only. Vacant positions identified Teachers in the PPP matched to vacancy. Teachers in PTR considered for the position. Appointment from Employable Teacher’s Register. No suitable applicant position advertised at the DECS web site.
Advantages of the proposed new process Teachers in the Priority Placement Pool and Permanent Teacher’s Register have improved opportunity to gain on-going positions. Country and Hard to Staff school able to attract new staff. Staff in Country and Hard to Staff schools given placement priority. AEU represented at all stages of the exercise. Clear guidelines for applicants to address. Improved opportunity for employable teachers to gain permanent ongoing positions. No requirement for teachers to write verifications for basic teacher skills. Transparent process for advertising all vacancies. Agreed to and clearly defined appeal and grievance process.