APPLICATIONS OPEN from 1 January to 30 April
The Learning Support Teachers’ Association of Queensland committee is proud to support teachers endeavouring to problem solve the concept of learning for all students.
To support our vision we provide the opportunity for teachers who are engaged in inclusive education to apply for financial support. Financial support of up to $1000 is available through the Edna Furey Grant.
Around the 1950’s and after World War II, the Winterbottom Report was released. As a result of this report three remedial teachers were trained in Queensland, with Edna Furey being Queensland’s first remedial teacher. Her specialist training took just nine weeks and she was awarded a Certificate in Diagnostic and Remedial Training. After many years supporting numerous students and teachers at various schools around Brisbane, she retired during the 1980’s at around the age of 65. In memory of our first Support Teacher, the Edna FureyGrant was established and provided to applicants, to promote further development of the professional skills and knowledge of dedicated teachers.
LSTAQ values professional development. The activities for which applicants requesting funding need to align with the following points from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- Standard 1: Know students and how they learn
- Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it
- Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
- Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
- Standard 6: Engage in professional learning
- Standard 7:Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
The applicant for the Grant must submit the application form detailing how the funding will be used. Examples of activities may include:
- An intervention program
- Purchase of specific resources for use with and by students experiencing a learning difficulty
- Attendance at a professional development workshop
- Purchase of supply teaching to allow for attendance at professional development/mentoring activities
Each application must include a referee endorsement from their Principal, Line Manager, Lecturer or Peer, detailing support for the application including details of the applicant’s experience working with students in an inclusive setting. All applicants will receive confirmation of the application.
It is a condition of the grant that the applicant must submit a report within four weeks of a professional development event or at the end of the intervention program for publication in the next LSTAQ newsletter. The grant money is only provided following the submission of the report. An official invoice of expenses approved in your application must be submitted with the report to receive reimbursement for your project.
Successful applicants will receive the grant of up to $1000 and receive a 1 year membership to LSTAQ. Previous successful applicants cannot apply.