More than 1,000 Australian Education Professionals had their say about their challenges and priorities for 2022.

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Student and staff wellbeing is the top priority for 72% of schools.

Teacher time

The top challenge for 52% of teachers was the lack of time for non-classroom work.

Balancing diverse student needs

The top challenge for 95% of school leaders with too much pressure to achieve academic excellence.

School budget and IT security

The pandemic has caused pressure on fee-paying schools to meet enrollment targets and managing security risks is an ongoing challenge with the rise of cyber-attacks.

school survey report 2022 challenges

It gives me great pleasure to present the third Voice of Australian Educators survey report.

It is hard to imagine a more challenging period to launch our Education Horizons schools survey!

As we enter 2022, we face continued and ever-changing uncertainty as a result of the global pandemic. The full impact of this disruption on our students, educators, leaders, families and communities remains to be seen. What has been remarkable though is the absolute focus of educators on wellbeing before and during COVID-19.

This is perhaps the most interesting result of this third survey report – the absolute consistency of message coming from Australian educators.

Leaders remain primarily focused on the wellbeing of their staff and students. Education leaders are focused on driving consistent implementation of best practice pedagogy for all students under their care.

Teachers are still looking for the holy grail of less red tape, more time, better insights and tools for deeper wellbeing and learning engagement with each student.

And as we ask more and more of our information systems during remote learning periods, IT teams remain focused on security and consistency across a growing number of integrated systems and applications.

Thank you

to all who took part, for sharing their thoughts on 2021 and priorities for 2022.

The 1,005 Principals, Deputy Principals, Teachers, Business Managers, School Administrators, and Technology Managers, across Australia’s independent and government schools.

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