Strategic Plan 2019 – 2021

This APTA strategic plan was implemented in 2019 to support the work of APTA until 2021. Goals and strategies are structured on  three pillars – collaboration, advocacy and leadership – all of which based on the foundation governance, capacity and capability. Our strategic plan is encompassed by three values: empowerment, innovation and future-focus.

News on our progress with the strategic plan can be found here. You may download the strategic plan in PDF format here.


To provide national leadership that supports and advances the teaching profession




Future Focused

Goal 1

Combining efforts and expertise to produce greater effectiveness

Goal 2

Speaking out and acting to ensure interests are taken into account

Goal 3

Visionary thinking to achieve positive change

Strategy 1.1: Constitutional reform of APTA

Strategy 1.2: Sharing of successful strategies of joint councils through communication channels

Strategy 1.3: Collaborating with kindred organisations and bodies

Strategy 2.1A coherent and consistently understood identity of APTA

Strategy 2.2Seeking support from joint councils with a capacity to undertake specific tasks in conjunction with APTA

Strategy 2.3: Advocacy for the role
of professional teacher associations in educational decision making

Strategy 2.4Influencing governments and their agencies in policy development and initiatives

Strategy 3.1Shared, flexible decision making and leadership

Strategy 3.2Mentorship of Joint Councils

Strategy 3.3Facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship with Joint Councils

Strategy 3.4Engage and strengthen the special expertise of the teaching profession

Strategic Pillar 1


Strategic Pillar 2


Strategic Pillar 3


GOVERNANCE – Best practice governance embedded within all aspects of the organisational structure

CAPACITY Sustainable finances achieved through clearly defined goals

CAPABILITY A well developed and effective team of Board members