Beginning Teacher Support Funding supports the induction and development of beginning teachers, guided by the Professional Standards for Teachers.

A program of support is tailored to a beginning teacher’s specific strengths, development needs and the setting in which they teach, based on the guiding principles:

  • Beginning teachers have reduced responsibilities or teaching loads sufficient to support the development of their skills.
  • Beginning teachers are provided with ongoing feedback and support that is embedded in the collaborative practices of the school.
  • Mentoring structures and collaborative practices support beginning teachers within the school or across a cluster of schools.
  • Beginning teachers have access to professional learning that focuses on classroom and behaviour management, strategies to build student engagement, collaborative professional practices within the school, and productive relationships with parents and care givers.
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