School Law: What Schools Should Know About the Recommendations of the Disability Royal Commission

What do the latest recommendations under The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) mean for your school? Consider the latest recommendations, how these might be implemented in your school and the potential impact. Delve into the latest guidance and envision how these directives could be integrated within your educational institution.

Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $112.00
Description

Teachers attending this session earn 1 Professional Development Hour (NSW, VIC) / CPD Point (QLD, WA, SA)
Lawyers attending this session earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law

Chair

Dr Steven Middleton, Associate Principal, St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar

1.00pm to 2.00pm What Schools Should Know About the Recommendations of the Disability Royal Commission


The Royal Commission into Violence Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) has now released its final report and recommendations. It is anticipated that this will lead to policy changes and law reform in the education sector. Learn what the key recommendations of the Final Report are and understand what this means for children and young people with disabilities in schools. In particular, you will examine:

  • Enrolments
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Understanding behaviors of concern
  • How best to respond to complaints and manage reviews and appeals
  • Governance and oversight

 

Receive practical tips and solutions such as drafting policies and procedures, so that your school can be proactive and collaborate with students and their families to achieve the best possible education outcomes.
Presented by Rebecca Haynes, Senior Lawyer, Legal Academic at Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Presenters


Ms. Rebecca Haynes, Senior Lawyer and Casual Legal Academic, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Rebecca Haynes is a Senior Lawyer and Casual Legal Academic practicing in the areas of Education Law, Human Rights, Disability, Administrative Law and Child Protection.


Dr. Steven Middleton, Principal, Berwick Grammar School
Dr Steven Middleton is currently the Associate Principal of St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar, a independent school in Melbourne’s outer south east. Over the past two decades Dr Middleton has worked in a variety of leadership roles in various independent School’s in both Sydney and Melbourne including The King’s School, Knox Grammar School and Carey Grammar. Dr Middleton has a passion for school culture, teacher and student growth and high performance in various contexts. His Doctoral Thesis from The University of Melbourne focused on leadership and character education for adolescents. Steve has written and presented extensively on issues of school culture, strategic leadership, student well-being and achievement in recent years. He is also beginning a Juris Doctor degree due to his interest in educational legal matters.




This seminar is part of a series

School Law: Disability, Sports, LGBTIQ+, Sexual Misconduct and Enrolment Contracts

With a crackdown on school sporting injuries, increasing pressure to prevent student on student sexual assault, recent recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission, a changing approach to LGBTIQIA+ students and an influx of enrolment contract disputes, don’t miss your chance to get across a diverse range of legal challenges affecting Australian schools in this unique series tailor made for educators. Get the insights and strategies needed to remain vigilant in a changing education system.

Description

Teachers attending the entire series earn 5 Professional Development Hours (NSW, VIC) / CPD Points (QLD, WA, SA)
Lawyers attending the entire series earn 5 CPD units in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.

 

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School Law: What Schools Should Know About the Recommendations of the Disability Royal Commission

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