Teach the Teacher

Designed by students
Run by students

Teach the Teacher

Designed by students, the Teach the Teacher program is a student-led professional development program for educators that enables students to address issues affecting them. By giving students a greater say in their education, Teach the Teacher aims to create an inclusive culture where everyone’s voices are equally heard.

VicSRC will work with your school to work out the best approach for Teach the Teacher. We have a limited number of free programs available each year for eligible schools.

Email Tom at [email protected] to start your Teach the Teacher journey!

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How does Teach the Teacher work?

Students lead collaborative conversations with their school staff about how students and educators can work together to address a school issue chosen by students.

VicSRC supports students to choose an issue, and plan and deliver a short professional development (PD) session for school staff. Students are then supported to create an action plan from the discussions at this session. 

The Framework for Improving Student Outcomes is a key part of the Education State in Schools agenda and, through its ‘Empowering students and building school pride’ initiative, encourages schools to make student voice a priority for full and active participation in school life.

- The Hon James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education in the foreword to VicSRC’s Student Voice and the Education State -

Why Teach the Teacher?

VicSRC and Teach the Teacher are uniquely placed to support schools to implement the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) by offering an innovative student-led program which prioritises student voice and empowers students to fully and proudly participate in school life.

How does Teach the Teacher benefit my school?

  • Develop and improve student-teacher relationships 
  • Harness student knowledge and perspective to shape innovative learning and teaching methods 
  • Build student agency to support student engagement and retention
  • Develop a school culture of respect and inclusivity
  • Create a positive and collaborative school community

VicSRC will work with your school to work out the best approach for Teach the Teacher. We have a limited number of free programs available each year for eligible schools.

Email Tom at [email protected] to start your Teach the Teacher journey!

Contact us


Our Community House
552 Victoria Street,
North Melbourne
VICTORIA, 3051

General inquiries

[email protected]
0411 679 050


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