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Great Teaching, Inspired Learning

Research shows that quality teachers are crucial for achieving an overall improvement in student learning outcomes.


In 2013, the NSW Government released Great Teaching, Inspired Learning – a Blueprint for Action, which outlines 47 actions to improve the already high standards of teaching in NSW.

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Blueprint for Action

Great Teaching, Inspired Learning sets a new direction for improving teacher quality and student learning outcomes in NSW schools. It will help students to achieve better results by researching and sharing what makes an excellent teacher, and supporting the career long professional development of all teachers.

Read the Blueprint and find resources 


Great Teaching, Inspired Learning initiatives are currently being implemented across the NSW education sectors.

Find out about progress on the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning actions .


Media releases and other resources are available.

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Steering Committee

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES), the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC), the Catholic Education Committee NSW, the Association for Independent Schools NSW, the NSW Vice-Chancellors Committee and the NSW Council of Deans of Education are working together to implement the Blueprint.

Read about the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Reference Group  

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