Large class sizes are especially problematic when students are required to work with a range of potentially hazardous materials, or where the equipment and environment is potentially dangerous or limited.
Public schools have a proud tradition of inclusiveness and reflect society in all its richness and diversity.
The Government to develop a comprehensive and attractive package of incentives to ensure all schools in isolated and high-demand areas can attract and retain staff.
The Government needs to offer salary packages that are competitive with other states and territories to attract and retain the quality educators.
Extend the dedicated time for new teachers to receive feedback and support to those in their third year of teaching.
Ensure teachers have adequate time for core tasks such as planning and preparation, communicating with families and developing learning plans.
Increase the number of professional support staff in schools, particularly psychologists, speech and language pathologists and social workers.
More Support Teachers who can work with classroom teachers to improve outcomes for students with disability or additional support needs.
More in-class support from Teacher Assistants and Educational Support Specialists to enable more one-on-one attention for every child.