Government Delivers on Election Commitment to Provide Job Security for Teachers
The Minns Labor Government is exceeding our commitment to convert more than 16,000 temporary teachers and support staff to temporary contracts, delivering on our election promise. Helping to secure better outcomes for student's futures.
The commitment aims to turn around the workforce crisis in NSW public schools, which last year saw a record 1,854 teachers resign.
Some teachers who were considering leaving the profession are now staying thanks to the initiative, according to feedback given to the NSW Department of Education.
In just six months, more than 16,700 temporary teachers and support staff accepted a permanent contract at their current school, exceeding the Government’s expectations and moving ahead with the goal of improving education outcomes for students in the state’s public schools.
Under the first tranche of offers, some 10,000 teachers were offered permanent roles, with almost 9,000 accepting a permanent position so far.
Some 7,700 temporary school support staff have also accepted a permanent role, which goes above the Minns Labor Government’s election commitment to deliver 6,000 of these roles.
Work is now underway on preparing for the next tranche of offers.
This work reverses the decade of systemic casualisation of the teaching workforce by the former Liberal National Government, where the number of temporary teachers exploded from 11,700 in 2011 to more than 24,000 in 2023.