The following support materials will assist schools to comply with the Religious Education Policy and Special Education in Ethics Policy.
Principals will find the following checklists useful when implementing SRE or SEE or considering voluntary school activities of a religious nature.
- Principal checklist—special religious education & special education in ethics (DOC 60KB)
- Principal checklist—voluntary student activities of a religious nature (DOC 59KB)
The following sample letters are available to schools to assist with the formation of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics.
|To inform parents about special religious education (SRE) and the programs offered|
|To advise parents when a new SRE program is made available|
|To advise when an SRE program is no longer available|
|To inform parents about special education in ethics (SEE) programs (only if they have indicated the student is not to attend SRE)|
Principals who have received complaints concerning alleged teaching inefficiency or inappropriate lesson content take appropriate steps and notify the representative of the approved provider that authorised the teacher. If a principal receives allegations of improper behaviour or other complaints of a serious nature it is managed in accordance with the Department’s policies and procedures. The principal must refer allegations of a child protection nature to the Department’s Employee Performance and Conduct Directorate.
Further information can be found on the Complaints Handling Policy website.