Whispers abound in the lofty heights of the Mitchell Centre in Darwin about having to pay teachers a “danger allowance”. Apparently all NT schools will be rated on a “risk scale”. Teachers working in higher risk schools would be paid an allowance according to the level of risk.
NT Schools are the only schools in Australia where teachers need to have a tactical vest and helmet. The Umbakumba Community is getting some really great press at the moment. LINK
Is the Education Department secretly planning to hire Indian teachers once the pandemic is over? Nothing would surprise us here at The Trust.
Aspiring teachers wishing to come to the NT should have a read of this regional council site. LINK
Here is a worrying quote:
There is a need for culturally appropriate assistance to Indigenous people at risk of either causing harm or being harmed, including intoxicated people, people under the influence of substances, young people, victims of violence and the homeless.
Sounds a wonderful place, it conjures up romantic images of the noble savage! Anyone want come and save the world? Any “do gooders” out there?
Welcome to Lauren Moss’s “Terror Schools”.
TEACHING IN THE TERRITORY
Relevant Experience Tick Your Previous Teaching Experience.
Have you been:
When the Education Department’s webpages are examined they are out of date or hidden away with maintenance signs. Lauren Moss also has a transparency deficit.
A great headline in the NT News. AEU NT LINK
Teachers living in fear from whom? Many teachers live in fear not from community members but the Education Department.
TEACHERS LIVING IN FEAR FROM WHOM?
Comments made by Jarvis Ryan, the AEU NT President about violence at Umbakumba would hardly be news to the Education Department. Umbakumba has had ongoing violence for decades, sure it comes in fits and starts but it has been ongoing.
Usually the Education Department will blame the teachers. It must be the poor programing or not having posters on the classroom walls that has caused the violence. The Department would even blame the teacher if the classroom wall was not there because vandals ripped it out.
As for Local Decision Making, it is yet another symbolic policy that the NT Government will pretend is working.
Umbakumba has one advantage, the violence makes a great cover for corruption in the school.
OK kids get out your knives and start chopping up your desks!
Perhaps Tony Considine has a great program on knife making and stabbing that will get the kids to school? Just sayin.
THE NT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL NEVER ADDRESS THE REALITY OF VIOLENCE AND CORRUPTION IN NT SCHOOLS