AISNSW and The Evidence Institute are proud to announce Growing and Nurturing Educators (GANE), a three-year initiative that will develop innovative, evidence-based projects to grow and nurture independent school educators.

Why this initiative?

At AISNSW we recognise the critical importance of attracting and retaining future generations of academically capable and diverse teachers to the independent school sector. In addition to traditional pathways into teaching, we understand that fresh approaches for changing times will be beneficial. Activities will be framed within three key project areas:

This approach acknowledges the interconnected nature of the education profession and its pathways. A central component within each project area is respect for the specific nuances of schools across the independent sector, including the similar and different needs of regional and metropolitan schools, and schools of different sizes, philosophies, and types.

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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.