Elections for the Quality Teaching Council of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) are underway. Ballot papers will be posted in the coming weeks to registered voters. Federation members are being urged to vote for the Federation-endorsed candidates in these elections. The Quality Teaching Council (QTC) plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the teaching profession in NSW through its direct involvement in developing teacher accreditation.
The QTC consists of 10 members appointed by the Minister for Education and 10 elected accredited teachers practising in NSW from all types of schools across the state, including government and non-government, rural and metropolitan schools. Of the 10 members to be elected, five teachers, along with one primary principal and one secondary principal to be elected, are to come from public (government) schools. It is understood at the time of printing that an election for the two government principal representatives will not be required.
The NSW Electoral Commission will send ballot papers to all accredited teachers and those existing teachers who registered to vote on Thursday, October 29. The ballot will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25.
Federation pre-selected a team of rank-and-file school teachers for the ballot. Federation’s team represents a breadth of experience across the public education system with experience across a range of settings. All our candidates have strong professional as well as industrial and union credentials. Statements supporting their candidature can be found below.
The election for the representatives on the QTC is extremely important.
Voting will be “optional preferential”. Federation encourages members to support the Federation-endorsed candidates and then number all squares after considering the supporting statements provided by other candidates.
- Tim Mortimer (Keira High School)
- Carly-Jane Boreland (Elizabeth Macarthur High School)
- Kelly Anderson (Rooty Hill High School)
- Bianca Marie Low (Dulwich Hill Public School)
- Alex Lau (Burwood Public School)
Then number all other squares.