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Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

State’s Top Teachers Rise To The Next Level

Victor P Taffa

  • 163 recognised as highly accomplished classroom teachers
  • Total of 1,634 Level 3 Classroom Teachers now in WA schools

Education Minister Peter Collier today congratulated a further 163 public school teachers who have been recognised for their accomplishments in the classroom.

The teachers are the latest to attain Level 3 Classroom Teacher status under a program which has been recognising highly skilled teachers in Western Australian public schools since 1998.

“This is one of the highest qualifications awarded to teachers and it enables them to further their careers while remaining in the classroom.” Mr. Collier said.

“These teachers have a significant impact on student learning and they also have an important role in mentoring other staff, particularly new teaching graduates.”

“They are recognised for their role in designing curriculum, managing change, implementing new initiatives and building partnerships with school communities.”

“Each teacher undergoes a rigorous assessment process designed to ensure only the most skilful and accomplished teachers achieve this status.” Mr. Collier said.

John Curtin College of the Arts drama teacher Fiona Tholet described the Level 3 Classroom Teacher program as a pivotal moment in her 20-year career.

“It enabled me to reflect on what worked in the classroom and what didn’t, and I have become much more of a creative risk-taker and my students are benefiting from that.” Ms. Tholet said.

Fact File

  • 163 teachers come from Perth schools and regional areas
  • Including Roebourne, La Grange community, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Esperance and Christmas Island
  • 1,634 public school teachers have gained Level 3 Classroom Teacher status, which also comes with increased salary
  • WA first State to introduce the program

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