Latest updates on school policies and advice

Find information about recent changes to the policy and advisory library, including new policies, reviewed and updated policies and revoked policies.

New policies

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Supplementary preschool enrolment form

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6 December 2021

The supplementary preschool enrolment form has been updated to meet new National Regulation requirements. Schools must use the updated form for all 2022 preschool enrolments.

Families as First Teachers policy, guidelines and procedures 12 August 2021 The Families as First Teachers (FaFT) policy documents explain the delivery, reporting and accountability processes for FaFT programs across the Territory.

Northern Territory Board of Studies (NTBOS) curriculum, assessment, reporting and certification policy: early childhood to Year 12

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6 August 2021 Sets out the standards and processes required to ensure that the NT education system promotes excellence and equity while delivering world-class curriculum and assessment
Codes of conduct for education sites and workplace participants policy and procedures 16 June 2021 Sets the standards, expected behaviours and procedures for creating learning and working environments that are safe and supportive for all school community members.

Updated policies

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Attendance and participation policy

Attendance recording and reporting guidelines

Exemptions from attendance and participation guidelines

Attendance and compliance guidelines

Lesson attendance codes and descriptions

Enrolment policy

Enrolment procedures

Enrolment enforcement guidelines

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17 December
2021 

A review of the department’s enrolment and attendance policy suite has resulted in:

  • clarification of roles and responsibilities to maintain accurate and current student records, including roll marking
  • incorporating a focus on engagement, with enforcement action a last resort
  • clarifying that all SAMS users need to be aware of the requirement to enter accurate enrolment and attendance data, highlighting that false entry or manipulation of figures have ramifications that can include prosecution under several Acts - A statement has been added to the attendance policy to this affect
  • clarifying the notification process for student absences – each student must be followed up by their school on the first day of absence where no notification has been received
  • highlighting that all schools must have developed and implemented a process to follow regarding un-notified absences.

Mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children guidelines and templates

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17 December 2021The mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children guidelines and the associated templates have been updated to reflect the availability of the department’s new online mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children training.

Northern Territory Board of Studies (NTBOS) student awards policy

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6 August 2021 Update of template and terminology

Travel assistance Northern Territory Board of Studies award recipient policy

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6 August 2021 Update of template and terminology

Revoked policies

No policies have been revoked in the last year.


Last updated: 23 December 2021

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