The Nature School's policies are available at the School Administration office on request. Staff and families are expected to adhere to these at all times, not only to ensure we maintain compliance and abide by all relevant legislation, but also to ensure the smooth running of our School. We regularly review our policies and procedures and the Board welcomes input from members of our school community. Your involvement helps us continually grow and improve our school and may lead to a change in our policies and procedures.
The following policies are available for download:
TNS-003 Child Protection Policy
TNS-012 Behaviour Management & Discipline Policy
TNS-013 Family Code of Conduct Policy
TNS-014 Grievance Resolution Policy
TNS-035 Bullying Prevention Policy - Students
Assessment and Reporting Statement
Child protection is everyone's responsibility. It is important that you know what to do if you need to report an allegation of staff misconduct or reportable conduct. The following extracts are from our Child Protection Policy. Please refer to the full policy in the link above:
What is reportable conduct?
6.1 Reportable conduct
Under the Children’s Guardian Act 2019, reportable conduct is defined as:
Reportable conduct does not extend to:
Who should I tell if I am concerned?
6.2.2 Parents, carers and community members
Parents, carers and community members are encouraged to report any conduct that is in their view inappropriate, reportable or criminal conduct to the Head of School. All such reports will be dealt with in accordance with TNS Grievance Resolution Policy.
Our Head of School can be contacted via email: email@example.com
If the allegation involves the Head of School, our Board Chair can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if an allegation is made?
The Head of School is responsible for ensuring that the following steps are taken to investigate an allegation of reportable conduct.
6.3.1 Initial steps
Once an allegation of reportable conduct against an employee is received, the Head of School is required to:
For further information, definitions and details please refer to the full policy above.
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