Issue 1
Monday, 27 February 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
High achieving graduates with Education Minister Eva Lawler (centre) who is flanked by Associate Professor Greg Shaw and Education Department CEO Vicki Baylis
High achieving graduates with Education Minister Eva Lawler (centre) who is flanked by Associate Professor Greg Shaw and Education Department CEO Vicki Baylis

CDU teachers’ lucky number 17

By Andrew Hall

Seventeen Charles Darwin University teaching graduates have been appointed to permanent positions in Northern Territory schools this year.

The Northern Territory Education Department signed up the teachers after they completed the 2016 High Achieving Teaching Graduates Program.

School of Education director of professional experience and senior lecturer Jenny Buckworth said she was pleased that such a high number of CDU graduates had been offered contracts this year.

“They were accepted into the high achievers program after a very rigorous selection process,” she said.

“The graduates will begin their careers in a variety of rural, remote and urban schools and they thoroughly deserve the reward of being offered permanent positions, which is not very common these days.”

Mrs Buckworth said that the Education Department and CDU had set up the program as a way of retaining the highest quality teachers in the Northern Territory.

Since the program began three years ago, 45 high achieving graduates have taken up permanent teaching positions.

Mrs Buckworth said the program was ongoing and in any given year the Education Department had agreed to hire up to 20 graduates.