Returning to school in a COVID-safe way

– Thursday 12 August 2021 at 7PM

This P&C Federation NSW webinar, featuring a panel of representatives from the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), will answer questions about how schools might return to face-to-face learning in COVID-safe ways. In particular, the discussion will focus on the implications for HSC students, given recent announcements.

The following panel will be at the webinar to answer your questions:

  • Paul Martin, CEO NSW Education Standards Authority
  • Ruth Owen, A/Group Deputy Secretary, School Improvement & Education Reform
  • Murat Dizdar, Deputy Secretary, School Performance South
  • Paul Wood, A/Executive Director, COVID Taskforce
  • Facilitator: Natalie Walker, President, P&C Federation


Ruth Owen

NSW Department of Education, A/Group Deputy Secretary, School Improvement & Education Reform

Ruth is currently acting as Group Deputy Secretary of the School Improvement and Education Reform Group. In this role, she is responsible for the delivery of improvements across the lifelong learning journey covering schools, early childhood education and vocational education, and the operation of NSW public school system

Paul Martin

Chief Executive Office, NSW Education Standards Authority

Paul Martin is the Chief Executive Officer of NESA. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2019, Paul was the Executive Director, Quality Teaching at NESA and before that the Manager of Professional Learning and Initial Teacher Education at the former NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT).Paul played a key role in the implementation of the NSW Government’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning initiative with both NESA and the NSWIT and has been a policy advisor for NSW and Australian Governments. Paul was previously an English History Teacher.