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NSW Department of Education and Communities Reviews

Updated 20 Nov 2019

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3.6
59%
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41%
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NSW Department of Education and Communities  CEO Adrian Piccoli
Adrian Piccoli
16 Ratings
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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher 

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Professional Development and good pay.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-11-20
  2. "Mostly providing a high quality education for primary students"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Clear guidelines for schools for practice External professional learning

    Cons

    Not enough principal autonomy Too impacted by changes of government

    Advice to Management

    Give Principal's more freedom to make decisions based on their own context

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-11-20
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Engagement Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible and supportive with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Similar cons to any public service role

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-11-01
  4. "Great high school with excellent leadership"

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    Former Employee - Technology Teacher in Kingscliff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great executive leadership and faculties are well organised.

    Cons

    Some behaviour management issues with student but it is usually resolved swiftly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great teachers

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-10-22
  5. "Temporary Teachers are not valued"

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Port Stephens
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of work for casuals

    Cons

    Getting a permanent job is almost impossible

    Advice to Management

    More permanent positions need made available

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-09-15
  6. "Great opportunity to help needy kids learn, with some professional working conditions lacking"

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    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities

    Pros

    Good pay Good colleagues Creative work

    Cons

    Behaviour management Lack of resources No tea/coffee provided Poor working conditions Lack of career progression for temps

    Advice to Management

    Give temporary teachers a right to permanency

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-09-14
  7. "Good pay rates. Looked after"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great kids and staff. Great environment

    Cons

    Lack of permanent positions

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-09-28
  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Holidays, close to home, no need to drive and be stuck in traffic, no parking issues

    Cons

    Too much focus on data analysis and being updated with 'new' policies takes time away from actually teaching in the classroom

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-09-18
  9. "good place to have a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    learning assistance, a good place for career, flex time

    Cons

    work responsibilities are limited to pay rate

    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-08-15
  10. "Don’t be a teacher"

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    Current Employee - Class Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NSW Department of Education and Communities full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with amazing learners to hello them achieve their goals

    Cons

    In order to complete the necessary work I work 50 plus’s hours per week. The work place is full of nepotism and little groups of power. There are bullies and sociopaths in positions of power. Unfair advantage and help based on if your male/ female and age and what subject you teach. Your expected to put in overtime. If you ask for help your not doing your job. If you complain about work life balance management says... “ that’s the job” and “that’s what you signed up for”

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    NSW Department of Education and Communities 2019-09-18
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