As part of Sydney Catholic Schools, we employ highly qualified and competent teachers who are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). To continuously improve our practice, teachers also work towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, from proficient teacher to lead teacher level.
The delivery of quality curriculum, pedagogy (teaching methods) and assessment is ensured by our system of schools through the provision of contemporary NESA accredited professional learning in a range of modes. Our Centres of Excellence offer online learning and external face-to-face courses, and timely, collaborative and relevant in-situ learning take place within the context of each classroom. Sydney Catholic Schools’ teachers are strongly committed to their ongoing learning, with many having completed, or are currently undertaking, postgraduate studies in areas related to curriculum, student wellbeing, special education, theology, pastoral care and leadership.
The Sacred Heart Professional Learning Community is constantly growing in line with evidence based contemporary pedagogical practice. Highly effective processes exist which positively impact upon the culture of the professional learning community and enable teacher collaboration, professional inquiry, and a contemporary model to cater for diverse learning. Performance and growth structures and processes using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers support the positive professional mindset resulting in teacher autonomy in professional development.