Responding to Abuse and Neglect
Artifacts (provide 5 pieces of high quality evidence to illustrate practice)
Responding to Abuse and Neglect is condition of employment for DECD staff (6.1). I have participated in Train the Trainer for RAN and hence can deliver the initial course to staff. Due to the remote location of school in the APY Lands, RAN courses are not easily accessible; often making it difficult for staff to be employed within DECD at these remote sites. An solid foundation in RAN enables all staff to ensure that all students are on site, in sight and on track (4.1, 4.4)
Leadership placed in the request for 5 staff to be trained in RAN (6.1). Upon negotiation I offered to train 3 staff members on a Friday, one staff member on a Saturday and another staff member to be trained over a two day period.
Three RAN sessions were run for a teacher, two SSO staff, a grounds person and a employer of the Remote Attendance Team (7.2, 7.4). Certificates were issued on the day.
Refer to the participant evaluations above. In general positive feedback was given.
Challenges faced by myself were primarily around the fact that sessions involved a very small number of persons which made group discussion difficult.
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Proficient) are referenced throughout this annotation (Focus Area 7.2)
4.1 Support student participation
Model effective practice and support colleagues to implement inclusive strategies that engage and support all students.
4.4 Maintain student safety
Initiate and take responsibility for implementing current school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements to ensure student wellbeing and safety.
6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
Analyse the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to plan personal professional development goals, support colleagues to identify and achieve personal development goals and pre-service teachers to improve classroom practice.
7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
Support colleagues to review and interpret legislative, administrative, and organisational requirements, policies and processes.
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
Contribute to professional networks and associations and build productive links with the wider community to improve teaching and learning.