More teacher power
A QUEENSLAND education authority has recommended teachers have the flexibility to concentrate more on English and maths and less on languages and health than is outlined in the national curriculum.
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority released a report on Tuesday that said many schools were struggling to find time to implement extra school activities including assemblies and sport while trying to follow the national curriculum.
The QCAA report made recommendations to address concerns to give schools more flexibility and avoid increased workloads on teachers.
The national curriculum suggested English make up 20–27% of learning for Prep to Year 6 students but the QCAA has recommended English make up 28–32% of teaching time.
– ARM NEWSDESK