Promote key messages

Be clear about the purpose of the lesson and the key messages you want students to take away from each lesson. Communicate this with students through learning intentions and goals.

When students see the relevance of learning, they are more able to connect with education and are more likely to engage with it.

Think critically and plan lessons so that students have a takeaway message. The purpose of a lesson should not always be solely about knowledge of content but rather, students should practise and develop skills that will allow them to participate as a positive member of the community.

Risk of significant harm

If a student discloses private information publicly and the teacher does suspect a student is at risk of significant harm they must inform their principal or workplace manager as per the Child Protection Policy: Responding to and reporting students at risk of harm.

The Mandatory Reporter Guide (MRG) can assist in making an informed decision regarding child protection concerns. More information is available on the Child Protection webpage.

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