Once again, COVID-19 has given us all an even greater appreciation for the work of teachers and educators in our schools. While parents have attempted to juggle work, family and home-learning commitments, we have seen up close the expertise, care and diligence of the people who teach them every day. Over the course of the lockdown, I have had the opportunity to speak with many teachers, including a delegation of local teachers and members of the Teachers Federation of NSW to discuss the Gallop Inquiry. They explained the pressures on teachers in NSW, including the ever-increasing demands of reporting, the need for a salary increase, and teacher shortages. I note recent reporting around Department of Education modelling that suggests NSW is set to run out of teachers within the next five years unless we act now. The teachers I met with have also raised the need for additional resources to support students and young people with their mental health, particularly as we return to school following months of home-learning. I sincerely thank the teachers from Inner West schools who met with me and again reiterate my support for teachers and educators across NSW.