The maxim “knowledge is power” was certainly proven at a seminar in October that addressed issues surrounding the Staffing Agreement and general staffing procedures used by the Department.
The Ryde-Macquarie, Hornsby and The Hills associations hosted a joint seminar to provide information to members about the Staffing Agreement and empower members with information on staffing operations.
The seminar was presented by Claudia Ranieri, Manager of Teacher Recruitment at the Department of Education.
Ms Ranieri provided members with an outline of how schools fill teaching positions and the associated machinations of teachers being placed in vacant positions.
Members were provided with an opportunity to ask a number of questions and about 50 members were in attendance at the event at Carlingford Bowling Club.
Many members expressed their appreciation for being given the opportunity to understand how incentive transfers operate, and given insights on the “employment list” and how this works in practicality.
Members commented that “the afternoon was informative and enlightening” and stated they had learnt “a considerable amount of information about staffing (operations)”.