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Mobile Phones in Schools

By |2019-09-06T15:00:16+10:0026th August 2019|

There are a myriad of comments that can and should be made about this move by the DET to ban mobile phones in schools. The most important of all is this: Given that many schools had already banned phones or established policies to limit their use at school, in making a blanket ban such as this, school leadership and autonomy [...]

Meeting the Minimum Standards and Child Safe Standards in Your Review

By |2019-08-23T08:45:55+10:0023rd August 2019|

A recent audit report on the implementation of Child Safe Standards released by VAGO was critical of the VRQA, indicating they could have better supported schools in the implementation of the Child Safe Standards. In an attempt to address this, the DET has attempted to sort out the confusion between minimum standards and best practice (and myth from fact), which [...]

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