Formal recognition of exemplary teachers can make an important contribution to the quality of teaching and leadership in schools. O.1.1 In any increase in Volume 1 salaries for teachers in government schools in South Australia, parties will take into account the resulting pay gap between a full-time teacher in Volume 1, Stage 9 (or equivalent) of the South Australian government school and a full-time teacher at the South Australian Catholic School , as described in Appendix A. As you know, our respective negotiating teams have been working for almost two years to reach agreement on a number of work-related issues. Despite good faith, vigorous discussions and hard work, we have not been able to find an amicable solution on some issues. However, both parties agree that we want to end negotiations so that employees can benefit as quickly as possible from negotiated increases. We are aware that the staff of Catholic schools, who are so committed to the children and young people they serve, deserve their salaries, the increase in allowances and the additional payment. In this context, each party agreed that we should withdraw our respective rights and offers, vote on the proposed enterprise agreement, and allow wage and salary increases and wage refunds. The minimum right to our schools is described in the Catholic Education SA Enterprise Agreement 2017. This percentage increase is then applied to all workers (and indexed allowances). It is important that the increase be effective from the date the increases will be effective in public schools. Therefore, if a retrodedation occurs, the same will be true for you. Certification improves the professionalism of teachers and allows them to gain recognition for the quality of their teaching and improve their careers while staying in the classroom.

We write to you on behalf of the 16 Catholic school employers and the Independent Education Union (SA) institution. The current Catholic Education SA Enterprise Agreement provides an annual salary of USD 3,000 for highly qualified teachers and $4,000 for Lead Teachers (pro-rated for part-time employees) for certification. AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers We also agreed that if the vote was successful and the Enterprise Agreement would be approved by the Fair Work Commission, the Enterprise Agreement will enter into force for a period of 3 years from the date of approval of the Fair Work Commission. We plan to resume negotiations on the next enterprise agreement in 2019. The Charter guides how employees interact and work with students, colleagues, parents, school community professionals and other members of the school community. It is available for download below. Together, we still have a lot of work to do to draft the revised document, to make it available to you for review and then to resume the voting process. As indicated in schedule O, newly created in the South Australian Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017, we have agreed together that the current enterprise agreement should be submitted to you for approval, with amendments agreed with: The Code of Conduct sets out the standards of conduct required by all Catholic Education SA employees. It also helps all employees to clearly understand their expectations and responsibilities and duties during working hours and outside of working hours.