A Hearing Panel has handed down findings on former Victorian teacher Shane Osmond, declaring his teacher registration status cancelled, with a five-year period of disqualification.
The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is currently undertaking a review of the Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct (the Code).
The Code promotes adherence to the values teachers see as underpinning their profession; provides a set of principles to guide teachers in their everyday conduct and assist them to solve ethical dilemmas; affirms public accountability of the teaching profession; and promotes public confidence in the teaching profession.
As part of the Victorian government’s special needs plan, registered teachers are now required to undertake professional development (PD) activities to develop their capability to teacher learners with disability (special needs).
The Professional Practice (PP) team was formed to enable quality teaching and the best educational outcomes for learners, with a significant focus on building strong relationships with all stakeholders in the education space.
A crucial part of the role of all school and early childhood teachers is to respond effectively to children and young people whose safety and wellbeing may be at risk, or who are in need of protection.
All staff working in early childhood settings and schools within Victoria, particularly those with mandatory reporting obligations, are strongly encouraged to regularly undertake and complete online modules.