NT Government Department of Education Annual Report 2017-18 Department of Education Annual Report 2017-18 - Page 28
RETAINING, SUPPORTING AND
VALUING OUR PEOPLE
Ensuring our employees’ wellbeing is essential in
providing high-quality teaching and learning for
Northern Territory students. We implemented a range
of initiatives to retain our quality people and ensure
they are recognised, valued and supported in a fair, safe,
rewarding and inclusive work environment.
Our commitment to valuing our employees and creating
inclusive, safe and positive work environments is
affirmed by our overall employee retention rate of 84
per cent, including a school-based employee retention
rate of 85 per cent.
SUPPORTING A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORK
We value the diversity of our workforce and are
committed to the principle of equal opportunity and
creating an inclusive work environment where people
are valued for their diverse cultures, experiences, skills,
knowledge and capabilities.
STRENGTHENING FAIR AND FLEXIBLE WORK
PRACTICES AND WELLBEING
We supported employees to balance the demands of
work with the needs of family, community commitments
and general health and wellbeing.
Finding the right balance
The Principal Wellbeing Framework was launched in the first semester of 2018. Principal of Braitling
Primary School, Belinda Pearson, explains how she benefitted from the Program.
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