VISIONA vibrant community of empowered and engaged teachers, leaders and students of English.

To achieve our desired vision and outcomes, PETAA’s 2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan adopts three priorities. These are detailed below, along with how we will deliver these. 

Building our understanding

 Building our community's knowledge and understanding of quality English curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

Actions will include:

  • The informed creation of a clearly documented, evidence-informed model of English teaching at the classroom and school level
  • Publishing and financially supporting publications and research that continues to build an understanding of evidence-based teaching strategies
  • Supporting/empowering schools to determine their specific professional learning needs and meeting those needs where possible

Building our community

Fostering an engaged community of teachers across professional learning, shared interests and teaching achievements

Actions will include:

  • Professional forums for teachers and school leaders to build their understanding of the evidence-informed approaches, addressing competing understandings, and supporting decision-making (including differentiated support between teachers, instructional leaders and school leaders)
  • Collating, sharing, promoting and celebrating excellent work already occurring in schools aligned to PETAA’s model of English teaching
  • Continuing to strengthen our collaborations with like-minded organisations within English, literacy, primary education and other related fields, including other industry bodies, government departments, educational bodies and others
  • Expanding PETAA’s network and range of activities on a national scale 

Building our voice

Ensuring primary teachers are a recognised, professional body who are experts in their field

Actions will include:

  • Advocating to all levels of the education system nationally, to raise awareness of the critical agency of the teacher in the classroom 
  • Working with government departments and curriculum bodies to work towards a cohesive and clear model of English teaching in primary schools