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Supporting our schools to be dynamic and responsive is critical if we are to make a positive difference to school communities. School principals must be given the opportunity to direct resources to activities and programs that will best address the needs of their students.

The work of Master Teachers will ensure that every student is succeeding - the goal of the State Schools Strategy 2016-2020. The role focuses on improving literacy and numeracy and will also build capacity through action research, developing high-yield strategies for improvement with a strong evidence base.

Master Teachers lead activities and key tasks in their school and/or cluster. Master Teachers will not teach in the classroom or perform playground duty; their job will be to build the capacity of teachers. They will:

For more information about the Master Teachers program, please read the following resources or email

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This page was last reviewed on 09 Jun 2016

Queensland Master Teachers

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Five state school principal-master teacher teams discuss the impact of the Master Teacher initiative in their schools, describing the role and the benefits of the program since its commencement in early 2015.

Visit the DET YouTube channel to hear more about the Master Teacher initiative at Benowa State School, Cannonvale State School, Goondiwindi State School, Mitchelton State High School and Tannum Sands State High School.

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