Staff Professional Learning

Staff Professional Learning

As part of Sydney Catholic Schools, we employ highly qualified and competent teachers who are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). To continuously improve our practice, teachers also work towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, from proficient teacher to lead teacher level.

The delivery of quality curriculum, pedagogy (teaching methods) and assessment is ensured by our system of schools through the provision of contemporary NESA accredited professional learning in a range of modes. Our Centres of Excellence offer online learning and external face-to-face courses, and timely, collaborative and relevant in-situ learning take place within the context of each classroom. Sydney Catholic Schools’ teachers are strongly committed to their ongoing learning, with many having completed, or are currently undertaking, postgraduate studies in areas related to curriculum, student wellbeing, special education, theology, pastoral care and leadership.

Teachers at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School Clifton Gardens engage in a variety of professional learning opportunities to continually enhance their skills.

Recent professional learning include: best practice in teaching Religious Education, Quality Literacy Teaching, Gifted Education and participation in the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program.

This has resulted in student engagement in rigorous learning tasks. Teachers use data from many sources (including pre- and post assessments) to cater for diverse learning needs of the individual student. Every teacher knows every student in the school.

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