State Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan announced today that teachers from Big Hill Primary School will receive expert training as part of the Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists Initiative thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. 

The teachers were some of the 91 from across the state who received the training and support to ensure Victorian kids are receiving the best possible STEM education.

The Labor Government is investing $27 million over four years through the initiative to build teacher capacity and boost student outcomes in maths and science at more than 100 Victorian  government schools, including rural and regional schools and those facing disadvantage.

Schools that have previously participated in the initiative achieved above average growth in maths and science, with some students more than doubling the expected results in maths. 

Under the initiative, Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists complete 20 days of professional development training over two years. They will split their time between classroom teaching and providing professional learning and support to other teachers within their school.

The Labor Government has set ambitious targets to increase the number of students reaching the highest level of achievement in maths and science to help prepare the next generation for the jobs of the future. 

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan

“We want our students to have the opportunity to the best possible education and ensuring our teachers have access to the great training is a key part of that.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

“A great STEM education means our students will be well prepared for the jobs of the future.”

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP