The Growing and Nurturing Educators (GANE) initiative is a comprehensive workforce strategy purposefully designed to empower Independent school educators through innovative, evidence-based projects. Recognising the critical importance of attracting, supporting, and retaining future generations of capable and diverse teachers, GANE is dedicated to championing forwardthinking initiatives that elevate teaching standards.

Why this initiative?

At AISNSW, we understand the pivotal role educators play in shaping the future and are committed to cultivating a new generation of skilled and diverse teachers. Through a multifaceted approach encompassing projects, professional learning experiences, cutting-edge research, and invaluable resources we aim to enhance the landscape of educational practice. Activities are framed within the three key project areas of attraction, pathways and retention: For more information about these, access the interactive infographic and booklet below.

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Our Projects

Why is GANE important?

Collectively, this set of circumstances has generated a range of issues including a critical supply shortage for short and long-term staffing in schools. There are many factors that amplify these challenges including wellbeing and the status of the profession (Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 2021). Growing and Nurturing Educators will address key elements contributing to this complex narrative and offer a range of strategies that will enable the independent sector to respond.

What will GANE achieve?

Across the three key project areas, GANE will strive to achieve a range of important outcomes.