A new report released by the Victorian Government last week has revealed the Hume region to be a top employer of graduate teachers outside Melbourne.SOPHIE MALCOLM November 20, 2012 4:50am
Schools in the Hume region are attracting relatively high numbers of graduate teachers, according to a new report.
The 2010-2011 Teacher Supply and Demand report has shown schools in the region, which includes the Shepparton area, were some of the biggest employers of graduate teachers in regional Victoria.
The report, released by the Victorian Government last week, compared graduate employment rates across government schools.
It showed the Hume region was the biggest employer of graduates in country regions in 2010 and equal third in 2011 — 7.2 per cent of graduate teachers were employed in the Hume region in 2010 and 5.3 per cent in 2011.
The region extends from Corryong to the east, Kinglake to the south, Shepparton to the west and Wodonga to the north.
Almost 30 per cent of graduates were employed at regional schools.
The Grampians region employed the lowest number of graduates in 2010 at 3.7 per cent, but increased to 5.3 per cent, equal with the Hume region, in 2011.
The Barwon SW region employed the highest number of graduates in 2011 at 6.2 per cent.
Victorian Teaching Minister Peter Hall said the report showed the government’s ‘‘suite of workforce reforms was having an impact’’.
“While this report shows that we are making inroads with these recruitment initiatives, there is still more work to do,” Mr Hall said.
“We will continue to focus our efforts on raising standards in our schools and building a system where teachers, principals and support staff are recognised and rewarded for the crucial role they play in making this happen.
“A crucial element in attracting and retaining high quality teachers is ensuring teacher education courses and pre-service teacher training programs are relevant and practical.’’
Australian Education Union Victorian branch president Mary Bluett said the high number of graduates was due to a changing workforce.
‘‘What we’re seeing in Hume is that a lot of people are reaching retirement age .
She said although graduate employment numbers in the region were relatively high, some jobs were being advertised as shorter contract roles.
The number of teachers employed in Victorian schools was 72
Veteran Newman to play for Dandenong once more
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
AFFORDABLE housing is only one of the reasons Melbourne property buyers are zeroing in on Echuca-Moama.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.