A mandatory teacher performance review program will be rolled out in Queensland next year with the support of the union.
Students soon won’t be the only ones worrying about their report cards at the end of the academic year.
The state’s teachers are set to undergo new mandatory performance reviews from next year.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek says teachers will have to sit down with principals and school leaders at the beginning of each academic year to plan their performance goals.
He says student outcomes, classroom observation, parent, peer and student feedback will be analysed at the end of the year.
Mr Langbroek says the old process was voluntary, ad hoc, unstructured and didn’t really identify how to improve teacher performance to support student learning.
“In almost every other profession there are clear and rigorous mechanisms for review of performance,” Mr Langbroek told parliament on Tuesday.
“Why should it be any different for the people to whom we entrust our children’s education and, in doing so, their future?”
The Queensland Teachers Union president Kevin Bates said the union supports the new process, saying it emphasised the collegial nature of teaching.
Mr Langbroek said the new process has three stages – reflection and goal setting, professional practice and learning, and feedback and review.