Creating positive communities
through student-led conversation

Written by students, the Teach the Teacher program is a student-led professional learning program for teachers 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.

Teach the Teacher provides a space for students, teachers and principals to connect, explore and share ideas in a constructive and judgement free environment. It is suitable for Primary and Secondary Schools.

 We offer 3 models of the Teach the Teacher program for schools:

  • Teach the Teacher Sustain – for schools that have previously participated in the program and want to refresh their knowledge.
  • Teach the Teacher Empower – for new schools that are already active in student voice and have established student leadership groups.
  • Teach the Teacher Ignite – a bespoke model to support new schools with a low SES population, diverse student population or an alternative learning setting.

“Teach the Teacher is the single most transformative flipping of pedagogy I’ve seen in 40 years of education,”
– Patricia Cowling, Education Consultant

Designed by students.
Run by students.

Why ‘Teach the Teacher’?

Teach the Teacher is a student-led professional development program for teachers

Teach the Teacher

Student Voice is crucial to the realisation of Victoria as the Education State and Teach the Teacher is uniquely placed to support all schools in empowering student voice in all elements of learning and teaching as identified in the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes.

We recognise that students are at the centre of education. They are the ones with the unique perspective. They are the ones sitting in the classroom every day and have ideas about what works and ways to improve teaching and learning, to make education more engaging.

The program supports the development of stronger and more effective student-teacher relationships, explores improvements in teaching and learning processes and is tailored to suit the needs of your school.

“Teach the Teacher is great for teaching, learning, communication, and building trust and respect. It will help develop, engage and clarify student voice,”
– Peter Geekie, SRC liaison teacher, Apollo Bay P-12

See how it works

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Driving change

Students drive the conversation, drive the topics, and drive change to make education even better. Here’s how it starts


Students are empowered to have a greater say in decisions that affect their learning and their lives at school, and are given the tools to engage the wider student body to give all students a chance to be heard.

Through an existing Student Representative Council (SRC) or other student-run organisation, students design and oversee the entire Teach the Teacher program.

With the support of the teacher, principal and the VicSRC, students will attend a training workshop with VicSRC, facilitate a professional learning session with their teachers and follow up about key learnings and plan for how they can drive change.

“It’s all about student voice, and encouraging student voice in a school. I think most principals would be really open to that,”
– Karen Wade, Principal, Mount Waverley Secondary College

Is your school a member of VicSRC? Sign up here to receive access to Teach the Teacher online course for free!

Register your interest for Teacher the Teacher program and gain access to further resources and VicSRC support. Our project officer will get in touch to talk you through how Teach the Teacher can work best at your school and officially welcome you to the program!

We’re here to support you all the way

Written by students, Teach the Teacher is an innovative program supported by the Victorian Student Representative Council with funding from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

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