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So as we all know many teachers don’t know the content enough and can’t teach it properly. A friend of mine told me that in top selective schools they have another staff member present from time to time to evaluate the teachers performance. This makes sure they only have good teachers.
Is this true?
 

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A friend of mine told me that in top selective schools they have another staff member present from time to time to evaluate the teachers performance. This makes sure they only have good teachers. Is this true?
i wish this was a thing
 

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So as we all know many teachers don’t know the content enough and can’t teach it properly. A friend of mine told me that in top selective schools they have another staff member present from time to time to evaluate the teachers performance. This makes sure they only have good teachers.
Is this true?
I graduated 2022, going to North Sydney Boys High, an I can assure you that we don't have better teachers. In fact one of our best math teachers was actually a transfer from Killara high. Our science faculty pales in comparison to 'lower ranked' schools like Normo or Sydney Boys. To my knowledge I don't think teaching in a selective school pays anymore (correct me if I'm wrong), so teachers will still just opt to just work in whereever is closest
 

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I graduated 2022, going to North Sydney Boys High, an I can assure you that we don't have better teachers. In fact one of our best math teachers was actually a transfer from Killara high. Our science faculty pales in comparison to 'lower ranked' schools like Normo or Sydney Boys. To my knowledge I don't think teaching in a selective school pays anymore (correct me if I'm wrong), so teachers will still just opt to just work in whereever is closest
i've overheard teacher poaching being a thing esp in nsb context lol
 

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I graduated 2022, going to North Sydney Boys High, an I can assure you that we don't have better teachers. In fact one of our best math teachers was actually a transfer from Killara high. Our science faculty pales in comparison to 'lower ranked' schools like Normo or Sydney Boys. To my knowledge I don't think teaching in a selective school pays anymore (correct me if I'm wrong), so teachers will still just opt to just work in whereever is closest
Idk Cus I heard James ruse teachers earn more?
 

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Idk Cus I heard James ruse teachers earn more?
I suppose that has more to do with retaining the good quality teachers. If a school is doing well because of a teacher, you'd want to keep them, right? So the higher salary would be something to attract/retain teachers who are good rather than letting thrm get poached by a private school (which would have an even higher salary).
 

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Selective schools are still government public schools so teachers are paid the same.
Selective schools may have better teachers because more teachers may prefer to work at a selective school (good prestige, the students are less likely to be troublemakers and more likely to pay attention in class). So more teachers will apply for openings at a selective school meaning the school has more choices when hiring a new teacher.
At my (top ten) selective school there are definitely bad teachers (looking at the English department) and also when there is a really good teacher for a subject we send all their resources to the other classes (with perhaps not so good teachers)
 

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Our science faculty pales in comparison to 'lower ranked' schools like Normo or Sydney Boys.
lol a certain normo science teacher often roasts the nsb science exams for how easy / badly written they are.
 

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In selective schools, students are selected, but not the teachers. I don't know if the schools get to select their teachers or are they assigned by the Education Department. If they get to select, then the selective schools get to choose the better teachers. But if a teacher is not good enough, he'd want to transfer to another school, as he'd feel inadequate in his job - the students being "very bright".

Why do you think the vast majority of selective school students go to coaching centre?
 

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i've overheard teacher poaching being a thing esp in nsb context lol
Baulko has been stealing all our good teachers 😭. Our Maths and science faculties used to be OK, but everyone just went to Baulko and everythings gone downhill since then
 

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