Delivering on the plan

The Rural and Remote Education Implementation Plan is our roadmap for delivering meaningful change on the ground for our regional, rural and remote learning communities in 2024.

Latest updates

Priority recruitment support for rural schools

Twenty-six new regional, rural and remote schools have been added to the Priority Recruitment Support program as part of the Rural and Remote Education Implementation Plan.

The program is designed to assist hard-to-staff schools by providing intensive recruitment assistance and, in some circumstances, additonal incentives.

Rural and remote staffing support is a key initiative in the plan. It aims to streamline processes and reduce the workload of principals by providing dedicated support.

New teacher housing to support remote communities

6 May 2024

Brand new teacher housing recently travelled on the back of a truck to the small communities of Louth and Enngonia in the state's north west.

A lack of available housing in some rural towns can make it difficult to attract teachers to local schools. Designed to meet an immediate housing need, this novel solution is one of the ways the the department is providing tailored housing support as part of the Rural and Remote Education Implementation Plan.

Investment strengthens post-school pathways

2 May 2024

The NSW Government has committed to continuing the Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) program that has supported more than 1000 high school students to secure jobs.

The RIEP program is one of the ways the department is delivering on the Rural and Remote Education Strategy by building stronger industry partnerships to facilitate access to post-school pathways.

Strengthening professional connections

One of the key initiatives in our recently released Rural and Remote Education Implementation Plan focusses on strengthening professional connections among our regional, rural and remote staff.

Under the initiative we are delivering a series of connection days across regional NSW for both principals and early career teachers working in regional, rural and remote schools. The events are modelled on the award-winning Principal Connection Day series rolled out in 2023.

For more information about the events including, dates, locations and how to register, email the Regional, Rural and Remote Education Policy team.

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