As part of Sydney Catholic Schools, we employ highly qualified and competent teachers who are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). To continuously improve our practice, teachers also work towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, from proficient teacher to lead teacher level.
The delivery of quality curriculum, pedagogy (teaching methods) and assessment is ensured by our system of schools through the provision of contemporary NESA accredited professional learning in a range of modes. Our Centres of Excellence offer online learning and external face-to-face courses, and timely, collaborative and relevant in-situ learning take place within the context of each classroom. Sydney Catholic Schools’ teachers are strongly committed to their ongoing learning, with many having completed, or are currently undertaking, postgraduate studies in areas related to curriculum, student wellbeing, special education, theology, pastoral care and leadership.
Professional learning for our teachers is designed to enhance their capacity to deliver a personalised curriculum to students. Grounded in current educational research and achieved through working collaboratively, teachers evaluate and reflect on their practice. The use of data and evidence supports teachers in developing authentic learning and teaching. Teachers regularly participate in professional learning opportunities through staff meetings, online modules, NESA accredited courses and learning networks.