Rewarding Excellence in Teaching

Webinar for parents and carers
Wednesday 16 November 7:00-7:30 pm AEDT

P&C Federation is co-hosting this webinar with the Department of Education to give parents and carers the opportunity to hear about the Rewarding Excellence in Teaching project and how you can be involved in the consultation process.

The Rewarding Excellence in Teaching project aims to recognise excellence in classroom teaching and strengthen the practice of teacher colleagues, as well as making the profession more attractive to those who are considering pursuing teaching as a career.

The purpose of the work is to create a clear classroom teaching career pathway that values professional collaboration and effective teaching practice and allows for further career progression while staying in the classroom.

The Department is currently developing the project through consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and educational partners from now until the end of November 2022.

Webinar overview

In this webinar, we will be providing an overview of:

  • The Rewarding Excellence in Teaching project
  • Why the project is important
  • How you can be involved and share your views

You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.


The webinar will be presented by:
Emma Truswell
Director, Strategy and Projects
NSW Department of Education.

P&C Federation Vice-President Yvonne Hilsz will facilitate the webinar.

To register

Registrations are now open for this webinar. If you can’t attend, the webinar will be recorded, and all registrants will be notified once the recording is available for viewing.

We look forward to you joining this webinar and encourage you to promote the webinar through your local school communities.

Yvonne Hilsz
Vice-President, P&C Federation

Yvonne Hilsz is Vice-President P&C Federation NSW, Sydney Councillor and President of Birchgrove Public School P&C Association. Yvonne has been championing children’s well-being and their access to education for many years. Her motivation is to provide support to students so they can thrive in the school environment and with an emphasis on improving their learning outcomes through increased resources, such as equipment, staffing levels or specialist programs. 

Emma Truswell
Director, Strategy and Projects at the NSW Department of Education

Emma Truswell is Director, Strategy and Projects at the NSW Department of Education, where she co-leads policy development for the Rewarding Excellence in Teaching project. Before working at the Department of Education, she worked in a range of policy roles in the NSW and Australian Governments, as well as internationally.