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Statement on Teacher Education Refresh

July 19 2016

We want to address an issue with itinerant music teachers and relief teachers, and the role of the Teacher Education Refresh programme. We are pulling together a team to look into this issue with urgency.

The TER programme is designed to assist teachers who have had a provisional practising certificate for more than six years so they are well prepared to teach successfully.

While we all want what’s best for our profession – and that means holding ourselves to account on high standards of competency – we also want to make sure the policy is flexible.

The system works for most teachers but there are some it doesn’t work for, and we acknowledge that.

We are starting the conversation about how we can address this situation. If you have any comments or views on this please email us at