Teacher Improvement Program

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From: Jane Doe

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Dear Department of Education,

I request the most recent figures on the Teacher Improvement Program (TIP). The figures provided openly by the department only state how many teachers were placed on the program not their outcomes. It also only states how many teachers were dismissed for poor performance each year.

The department has stated a desire to maintain quality teaching in public schools and has basic data on the TIP available to the public. It does not however provide enough information to understand the effectiveness of their policy.

Maintaining the standards of teaching in public schools is in the public interest, therefore it is also in the public interest to know the effectiveness of your policies in maintaining these standards. In order to better understand the TIP as a means of maintaining teaching quality I request that more information be supplied. There is no risk of personal information of individuals being released and confidentiality should not be an issue raised. The information requested is this:

For the most recent available 5 year figures

How many teachers were put on a TIP?

How many teachers passed the TIP?

How many teachers resigned following a TIP?

How many were dismissed?

How many were given some form of remedial action as a result of the TIP outcome?

How many of the teachers had more than five years experience?

The gender breakdown?

The age breakdown?

Yours faithfully,

M Bevan

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Dear Jane Doe/M Bevan,

We refer to your email below seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

"I request the most recent figures on the Teacher Improvement Program (TIP)... The information requested is this:

For the most recent available 5 year figures

• How many teachers were put on a TIP?

• How many teachers passed the TIP?

• How many teachers resigned following a TIP?

• How many were dismissed?

• How many were given some form of remedial action as a result of the TIP outcome?

• How many of the teachers had more than five years experience?

• The gender breakdown?

• The age breakdown?"

The Department of Education and Training has received your request and will process it in accordance with the FOI Act.

If you have any questions about your request, please contact us via email: [email address].

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Education and Training

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Dear Jane Doe/M Bevan

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

 

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The FOI Team
Department of Education and Training

 

 

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