PETAA Strategic Plan 2017–2020

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national association that supports primary school educators to focus on the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum.

VISION: To be the national leader in the fields of English and literacies across the curriculum in the primary school connecting literacy and English as a coherent, productive topic for theory, research and educational practice.

MISSION: PETAA aims to support and inform all those concerned with the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum in primary schools, to encourage them in reflection and dialogue, to challenge them in their practice and to give public voice to their concerns.

Key strategic goals

  • To advocate for and promote the national profile of the primary English teaching profession.
  • To strengthen the profession by promoting PETAA resources.
  • To connect primary English and literacy teachers on topics in a dialogic manner.
  • To grow, sustain and develop organisational capacity.

Strategic pillars

Advocating for the profession

PETAA will champion significant contributions to the profession by active representation and advocacy that complements PETAA’s core research and educational values.

Strategic goal

Advocating for and promoting the national profile of the primary English teaching profession nationally.

Strategic objectives

1.1  Advocate the importance of evidence-based pedagogy in English and literacies
1.2  Invest in evidence-based research to inform the profession
1.3  Develop relationships with key education stakeholders for the purpose of advocating for the profession and lifting the status of the profession

Strengthening the profession

PETAA will empower and encourage educators with high quality resources to make literacy accessible for all, whilst promoting excellence.

Strategic goal

Promote PETAA resources to strengthen the profession.

Strategic objectives

2.1  Deliver professional learning that enhances literacy teaching practice based on a range of sound evidence.
2.2  Deliver publications that enhance literacy teaching practice based on a range of sound evidence.
2.3  Deliver advice that enhances literacy teaching practice based on a range of sound evidence.
2.4  Strengthen and grow partnerships with the broader education community.

Connecting the profession

PETAA will build viable, collaborative communities of literacy educators and strong, connected professional networks to build capability.

Strategic goal

Connect primary English and literacy teachers on topics in a dialogic manner.

Strategic objectives

3.1  Form professional learning communities.
3.2  Foster professional networks within and beyond PETAA.

Building organisational capability

PETAA will strive for organisational improvement by investing in human resources, cost effective systems and technology that enhances learning and viable community benefits while maintaining best governance practices.

Strategic goal

Grow, sustain and develop organisational capacity to deliver organisational programs, objectives and outcomes.

Strategic objectives

4.1  Investing in people, systems, technology, infrastructure and governance for organisational improvement.
4.2  Committed to leadership and sound management practices of the highest standards that are accountable, transparent and impartial.
4.3  Ensuring effective processes and structures for strong governance and operational sustainability of PETAA.