Education Minister commits to develop a plan to address school violence and teacher allocations

    Monday, 1 April 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Krista Lynn Howell says a few weeks ago a lot of these issues came up during a teacher think tank and focused on teacher allocation based on assessments instead of numbers.

    Education Minister Krista Lynn Howell says there is no single fix for violence in schools and the needs of children. She was responding to comments made by the NLTA’s Trent Langdon stating that violence in schools is increasing. Howell says a plan needs to be developed to address ongoing issues and there is no one easy solution. She says violence in classrooms, allocations and class size need to assessed. Howell says a few weeks ago a lot of these issues came up during a teacher think tank and focused on teacher allocation based on assessments instead of numbers. She says for teachers, it was their number one priority. 

     

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