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Wanted: High achieving teachers to mentor graduates

HIGH-performing teachers across the state are being sought to mentor next year's graduate teachers.

The Mentoring for Beginning Teachers program forms part of the State Government's Great Teachers = Great Results initiative which creates opportunities for every teacher to improve their skills.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said  the Mentoring for Beginning Teachers program was an important initiative aimed at lifting teaching standards.

"We want the next generation to learn from our best and brightest teachers," he said.

Mr Langbroek said mentors would offer guidance, feedback and a range of support in the important early stage of their careers.

"It can be daunting for beginning teachers who take full responsibility for student learning from their first day on the job," he said.

"However, with the support of a trained mentor, new teachers will feel less isolated and more confident.

"For the first intake of mentors we're seeking 500 of our high-performing teachers from across the state.

"They will be provided with fully funded training later this year as well as ongoing resources to equip them in their new roles."

Interested teachers have until May 5 to submit an expression of interest.


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