RTO2378 Nhulunbuy High School

The Discipline Process
 
RESPONSIBILITY OF
VET Coordinator
VERSION NUMBER
1.2
EFFECTIVE FROM
12 February 2014
NEXT REVIEW DATE
February 2015
REVIEWED BY
VET Management Committee
 
 
16. THE DISCIPLINE PROCESS
 
The Discipline Process is based on developing self-discipline by valuing the rights and responsibilities of students. However, it ensures that the rights of the majority are protected when those rights are being interfered with by irresponsible students.
 
NHS RTO2378 nurtures respect between management, staff, trainees and students. NHS is currently implementing the 4 B's, be safe, be kind, be ready, be respectful. This is the school wide positive, behaviours, intervention and support program, all stakeholders have input into this program.
 
Policy
 
Behaviour management is seen as part of the educative process and where possible remediation will accompany the discipline process.
In determining the appropriate consequences a student’s behaviour record may be taken into account.
Incidents where it is alleged that a student has transgressed will be documented
Incidents will be investigated as thoroughly as is practicable
Repeated misdemeanours and any serious breaches of behaviour will be reported to parents and caregivers. Contact may be by phone, Email or letter.
Not withstanding point 2 normally once the incident has been dealt with it will be deemed finished and the student will be given a fresh start.
 
Procedures
 
At School
Most behaviour management is dealt with at the classroom level. It is important that simple documentation is completed so that a record is kept of such incidents that have required this level of intervention.
· See that the year coordinator is informed and information is on file.
· Inform the parents if the situation worsens or is repeated.
· The next step is to send the student to the Year Coordinator for further action. The Year Coordinator will complete documentation and you as the classroom teacher will be informed or involved as appropriate.
· Student is referred to Assistant Principal Senior School/Principal for disciplinary action. Again documentation will be completed and all relevant people informed.
 
On Work Placement
Employers are instructed to contact the VET coordinator as soon as there is a discipline issue. In serious cases students may be suspended or removed entirely from the VET program. Normally this would only happen at the end of a process of consultation and case management involving all stakeholders. The only exception would be extreme behaviours warranting immediate action.
 
Major Misconduct
v Major misconduct involves unsafe work practices, cost to business in money, time and efficiency. The RTO will ensure that a standard procedure is adhered to in the event of client misconduct in the workplace or at school as follows:
 
In the event of major client misconduct in the workplace and the host employer requests client to leave:
 
• Client withdrawn from placement
• Parent Interview between Principal, VET Coordinator, Assistant Principal Senior School
• Client to write letter of apology to organisation (if applicable)
• Opportunities made available at the school on Wednesdays, in lieu of their placement, for client to demonstrate commitment to VET subject.
• Review of client by VET Management Committee, to assess any further placement during the remainder of their VET subject.
 
v Minor misconduct involves unexplained student absence, lateness, and inappropriate dialogue with colleagues.
 
In the event of minor client misconduct in workplace, as notified by host employer:
 
• First warning and an apology to employer by phone or written letter
• Second offence may lead to withdrawal from workplace, as determined by VET Coordinator
In the event of client school suspension due to inappropriate school behaviour:
• Client participation in work placement at the discretion of CEO.