DoE Draft Amendments to Behaviour Policy
The PFWA was recently asked to respond to the Department of Educations' proposed amendments to the Behaviour Management Policy - Below is our response
Although the documents present as an improved version, we feel there is still work to do to make them workable at the school level. If we read the Act and Regulations, and try to be too specific on certain things, we get an unworkable policy. The Act and Regs are deliberately written to allow some movement/context supported by some clear directions for Principals to follow. By making policies like this one too specific and pedantic we actually open ourselves (the system) up for failure and possible increase in liability claims.