Safe to Teach, Safe to Learn - for Schools & Preschools

All AEU members are entitled to a safe workplace. If you are experiencing violence in your workplace resources to assist you can be found below.

AEU Commitment

We believe that all members and students have a right to a safe teaching and learning environment that is free of violence.

We will encourage and support schools and preschools to develop a positive culture of cooperation where leaders, teachers, support staff, parents and students work together to build safe communities that are free of violence.

As Educators we will strive to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that will support quality learning, good behaviour and positive relationships.

We will support safe systems of work and strategies to prevent violence in our schools and preschools.

We will show leadership in raising awareness of the negative impact that violence has in our community.

We will act decisively to ensure that AEU members are supported in maintaining safe work environments that are free from violence and will not tolerate any injury caused by violence to our colleagues.

Download and print these resources to place on your noticeboards

  • Safe to Teach – Safe to Learn - Poster
  • Safe to Teach – Safe to Learn - Commitment
     

The Chart below outlines options available and resources you may require.

Call a Sub-branch/workgroup
meeting to:               

  • Investigate the risk to members using the 
    DECD Risk Assessment tool.
  • Determine your sub-branch/workgroup action to mitigate or remove the risk.
  • Examples of sub-branch/workgroup motions can be found HERE

An example of a Violence Prevention Action Plan that can be adapted to suit your site and needs can be found HERE

The DECD Workplace Violence intranet page includes further links to client aggression, robbery, occupational violence and opportunistic violence checklists and resources to develop action plans.

 

Meet with your WHS Rep to:

An example of a Violence Prevention Action Plan that can be adapted to suit your site and needs can be found HERE

The DECD Workplace Violence intranet page includes further links to client aggression, robbery, occupational violence and opportunistic violence checklists and resources to develop action plans.


 

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Student:

This DECD intranet page includes links to information on whether to suspend, exclude or expel, suspension and pre-exclusion conferences, student behaviour development plans and informing parents and caregivers.

 The DECD Suspension, Exclusion and Expulsion Procedures provide additional information, including re-entry processes.

 

Community:

Determine the risk to other members of your school or preschool community using the DECD Risk Assessment tool.

Consider the need for an action plan to remove or mitigate the risk.

 

 

Other Resources

DECD intranet page “Notifiable incidents in schools and preschools”:
https://myintranet.learnlink.sa.edu.au/operations-and-management/site-administration/school-administration/notifiable-incidents-in-schools-and-preschools

DECD intranet “Procedure Assault – Site Responsibilities”:
https://myintranet.learnlink.sa.edu.au/library/document-library/controlled-procedures/assault_site_responsibilities_procedure.pdf

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
https://myintranet.learnlink.sa.edu.au/hr/health-and-safety/staff-wellbeing/employee-assistance-program-eap

If you have concerns regarding Domestic Violence, the following contacts may be useful:

AEU Women’s Officer, Phone: 8272 1399

DECD contact for employees experiencing domestic and family violence:
Nicolle Cummins, Phone: 8226 0594 or Email: nicolle.cummins@sa.gov.au

DECD web page Supporting staff experiencing domestic violence:
https://myintranet.learnlink.sa.edu.au/hr/health-and-safety/staff-wellbeing/supporting-staff-experiencing-domestic-violence

DECD  ‘Domestic violence workplace procedure’:
https://myintranet.learnlink.sa.edu.au/library/document-library/procedure/hr/health-and-safety/managing-health-and-safety/domestic_violence_workplace_procedure.pdf

DECD - A White Ribbon workplace:
https://myintranet.learnlink.sa.edu.au/hr/health-and-safety/staff-wellbeing/the-white-ribbon-campaign#title5