As part of its broad legislated mandate, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation engages in ongoing advocacy to influence public opinion and to secure for teachers a greater influence in educational affairs. We carry on these activities, in a manner consistent with the public interest, to improve the quality of education and the delivery of educational support for and by teachers.
In our over 80-year history, the Federation and its members have experienced numerous reviews and reports recommending change in educational governance and administration. Since 2000, education in Saskatchewan has undergone a series of changes that included the SchoolPLUS concept, school division restructuring, the move to a centralized funding model of education and the removal of school board access to the local tax base.
In June 2016, the Government of Saskatchewan announced a new transformational change agenda for the education sector that resulted in the December 2016 Educational Governance Review Report Kindergarten to Grade 12. An Educational Governance Advisory Panel was subsequently established to conduct public consultations regarding the report findings and recommendations.
On January 24, 2017, the Federation presented its submission to the Advisory Panel. This included original documents on educational governance, a proposed model of curriculum renewal and supporting the principalship, as well as copies of other recent submissions made to the Ministry of Education on teachers’ perspectives regarding curriculum renewal and education sector planning.
Representatives of the Federation meet regularly with our partners in education to discuss current issues in education. Our advocacy work on behalf of students, teachers and publicly funded public education continues in these and related areas.
Featured STF Submissions and Information
Educational Governance Advisory Panel Review and Government Response – Information for Teachers (March 2017)
Educational Governance Review Report and Consultation – Information for Teachers (February 2017)
Curriculum Renewal – Information for Teachers (March 2017)
Supporting the Principalship
Supporting the Principalship – Information for Teachers (March 2017)