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New Digital PDP to assist all Casual teachers

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Shared by Prash • March 29, 2023

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Managing your performance and development as a casual teacher just got easier with the release of the new Digital Performance and Development Plan (Digital PDP).

With a move from a paper-based form to a streamlined digital process, the emphasis is firmly on focusing on your progress and not the administration behind it.

Designed for intuitive use so your time can be spent learning, collaborating and reflecting on your professional development. Benefits include:

  • straightforward functions, at a glance
  • simple and easy to use.

Casual teachers will particularly benefit from the centralised, secure storage solution, providing accessibility to your information whenever you need it, wherever you are working.

Similarly, the new Digital PDP provides much-needed continuity to your ongoing development. The opportunity now exists to build consistency in conversations, even if you change schools during your current performance and development cycle.

Watch the Introduction to Digital PDP video.

The Digital PDP supports all teachers in having ongoing continual conversations, building critical relationships with your principal or supervisor.

It is available through your MyEssentials portal, via Q+ or on the intranet at Digital PDP.

The Digital PDP has been launched as part of a test-and-learn approach in 2023.

Any teacher can opt in to use the Digital PDP.

We welcome feedback on how the Digital PDP works for you, which can be submitted via the Digital PDP intranet page, This will help us iterate and improve the Digital PDP and ensure it meets the needs of our teaching staff.

If you do not wish to use the Digital PDP this year, you can still access the paper-based form on the Performance and Development Framework intranet page.

All school staff will be required to use the Digital PDP from 2024.

On the Digital PDP intranet page, you will find resources to help you use the Digital PDP for the first time, including quick reference guides and FAQs.

For support, please call EDConnect on 1300 32 32 32 - Option 3 > 6.