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Teacher conduct and performance (2008-2018)

This publication provides information on teacher dismissals for either proven allegations of misconduct or failing an improvement program in NSW government schools.

Data Notes:

  • The department acts quickly to investigate all allegations of teacher misconduct including allegations of sexual misconduct. Disciplinary or remedial action, which may include dismissal, is taken against a teacher where an investigation finds they have engaged in misconduct.

  • The department has structured procedures for managing underperforming teachers. Teachers identified as experiencing difficulty with their teaching performance are managed in accordance with the procedures. If teachers haven't satisfactory met the requirements for their position, the matter is referred to a decision maker for possible remedial or disciplinary action, which may include dismissal.

  • NTBE refers to the department's 'Not To Be Employed' database.

  • Refer to the individual publication for further information and policy context.

Data Source:

  • Employee Performance and Conduct. NSW Department of Education.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Teacher conduct and performance (2008-2018)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/e380cbbd-382b-4261-9246-129a35cd0b6d
Date Published 2017-08-31
Date Updated 2019-08-15
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2008-01-01 - 2018-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Theme Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level School-level