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Listed below are the Curriculum Collection call numbers for some of the policy and departmental documents which are mandatory for teachers working within the NSW education system, public, private or systemic. Many of these are under review and may therefore not offer electronic access.

POLICY DOCUMENTS OF THE NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Policy documents are progressively being made available by the NSW Department of Education and Training. Where it has been possible for the Curriculum Resources Collection to obtain a policy, one copy is placed on Reference at the call numbers listed below. Some items are held in other collections, and the location is included when this is the case

If the item is highlighted, a link has been made to the relevant pages on the NSW Department of Education and Training web site.

 

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Aboriginal Education Policy(1996) 371.979915 81
(plus support documents from 1982 Aboriginal Education Policy). 371.979915 81

Animals in Schools(2000) 370.19342 89

Anti-bullying programmes

Anti-Racism Policy Statement 370.19342 84
*Anti-Racism Grievance Procedures 370.19342 89

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Child Protection 362.760994 5

*Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services

Also look at the DET pages for Child Protection related policies

*Interagency Guidelines for Child Protection Intervention 2006
*Policy for Protecting Children and Young People
*Procedures for the Local Management of Less Serious Allegations in the Area of Child Protection Against DET Employees
*Protecting and Supporting Children and Young People
*Responding to Allegations against Employees in the Area of Child Protection
*Complaints: Responding to Suggestions, Complaints and Allegations 353.82885 1
*Child Protection: Procedures for Recognising and Notifying Child Abuse and Neglect (update 2001) 362.7609944 8
*Child Protection: Procedures to be followed in Response to Allegations of Improper Conduct of a Sexual Nature by a Staff Member Against a Student (updated procedures in 2001) 362.7609944 7

Classroom Strategies for Equal Opportunity 370.19345 89

Code of Conduct

Codes of Behaviour for School Sport (Now known as Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools)
1989 policy at 796.01922 1

Community Language Allowance Scheme (2001) 418.0209944 4

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Disability Action plan

Intervention Support Programme for Young students with Disabilities

Drug Education in NSW Primary Schools 346.944015 8 A
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Excursion policy and guidelines, 1993 362.7120994 47

Enrolment of students in government schools (1997) 371.219944 2

Environmental Education 333.72071 3

EEO Management Plan, 2002 - 2004

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Family Law and the School 362.29071 3

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Girls and Boys at School - Gender Equity Strategy 1996-2001 370.19345 102

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Homework Policy

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Implementation of the NSW Charter of Principles for a Culturally Diverse Society 379.944 34
*The following link may be of interest: The 4 Principles of Cultural Diversity

Integration : a guide to the enrolment of children with disabilities into regular classes 371.9046 30
*Students may like to look at the following: The Rights of People with Disabilities: Areas of Need for Increased Protection

Integration / inclusion feasibility study 371.9046 38

State Literacy Plan

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Multicultural Education Policy (plus support documents) 375.008 1
*Multicultural Education Plan 1993-1997
The Department advises that the Multicultural Education Policy is in need of major revision. You are advised to also access the following document:
*Departmental statement on Multicultural Education

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Parents Guide to Schools

Policy for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students 371.9509944 9
*Implementation Strategies for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students 371.9509944 8

Procedures for the Suspension and Expulsion of School Students 371.5430994 2

Procedures for managing teachers who are experiencing difficulties with their teaching performance Curriculum Ref. 371.1440994 8

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Research Guidelines: Guidelines for Approving Applications from External Agencies to Conduct Research in NSW Government Schools Fisher Research 371.0072 4

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Special Education Policy 379.209944 1
*Transition to School for young children with special learning needs. Guidelines for families, early childhood services and schools.

Sport and Physical Activity: Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools

Student Welfare, Good Discipline and Effective Learning - Student Welfare Policy 371.509944 5
*Good Discipline and Effective Learning
*The School Discipline Policy 371.509944 5
*Implementing the Student Welfare Policy 371.509944 5

Student Welfare: Protection for the Sun

Suspension and Expulsion of School Students

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Teacher Preparation for Student Management: Responses and Directions

V Values in NSW Public Schools
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Who's Going to Teach My Child? A Guide for Parents of Children with Special Needs 371.909944 25

NSWDET website: https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/index.htm

Recent policy documents should be available on this site.

There is access to Public reviews and inquiries which should be read in the context of the school environment, such as professional practice and child protection.

Knowledge and implementation of mandated policy documents is required of all teachers in the NSW Department of School Education. Commonwealth policy documents should be examined in relation to issues such as the education of girls and Aboriginal education. Examples of important Commonwealth reports follow.

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COMMONWEALTH POLICIES AND REPORTS

The Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has links to initiatives in the following areas:

*Indigenous Education
*Literacy and Numeracy
*Boys: getting it right!
*Education of Gifted Children
*National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy
*National Goals for Australian Schools

Young people's participation in post-compulsory education and training ( also known as the Finn Report) 370.1130994 19 A

Putting General Education to Work (Mayer Report) 374.0130994 53

The Review of the National Policy for the Education of Girls in Australian Schools 370.19345 28

Important NSW Legislation

Education Act (1990) Formerly known as the Education Reform Act 1990
*This link takes you to the Parliamentary Council's Office Website. Choose E of the "Acts in Force" section and then Education Act 1990 No 8

Reports and Reviews

Report of the Committee of Review of NSW Schools (also known as the Carrick Report) 379.944 20

Schools Renewal (1989) (also known as the Scott Report) 371.009944 7

Shaping Their Future; Recommendations for Reform of the Higher School Certificate (also known as "the McGaw Report" 371.2620994 18

Securing their future:the NSW Government's reforms for the Higher School Certificate

Useful Web Resources

ACER: Australian Council for Education Research

Environments for Learning

Students with Learning Difficulties

Information and Communication Technologies Strategic Plan 2001 - 2004

School Sport Unit

Links to Learning Community Grants Program