As part of Sydney Catholic Schools, we employ highly qualified and competent teachers who are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). To continuously improve our practice, teachers also work towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, from proficient teacher to lead teacher level.

The delivery of quality curriculum, pedagogy (teaching methods) and assessment is ensured by our system of schools through the provision of contemporary NESA accredited professional learning in a range of modes. Our Centres of Excellence offer online learning and external face-to-face courses, and timely, collaborative and relevant in-situ learning take place within the context of each classroom. Sydney Catholic Schools’ teachers are strongly committed to their ongoing learning, with many having completed, or are currently undertaking, postgraduate studies in areas related to curriculum, student wellbeing, special education, theology, pastoral care and leadership.

Staff at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Belfield consistently engage in professional development to strengthen and enhance their teaching and learning skills. This includes engaging in weekly professional development sessions and a staff development day each term.

Two instructional leaders work closely with all teaching staff to develop intervention programs in literacy and numeracy based on individual student data. These programs are delivered one-to-one, or by small group tuition.