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Scripture Curriculum and Training

  1. Process for training & authorisation of an SRE teacher:

    Prior to initial authorisation a teacher will:

    • Complete the Grace Church Ministry application form.
    • Have their WWC number “cleared” by church.
    • Read the Grace Church Code of Conduct for Working with Children and Youth.
    • Complete the Safe Ministry Leader Training Module.
    • Complete training in classroom management, the NSW Department of Education Code of Conduct and Child Protection
    • Meet with the Church SRE coordinator to read and understand the SRE Teacher Handbook.

    To renew authorization:

    • The Church SRE coordinator will confirm that the WWC clearance is still valid.
    • The SRE teacher will re- read the Grace Church Code of Conduct for working with Children/ Youth
    • Meet with the Church SRE Coordinator to review the teacher’s understanding of the content of the SRE Teacher Handbook.
  2. Primary School Scripture Curriculum and Training
    • Grace Church uses curriculum from CEP Connect. A full explanation of the teaching material can be found at CEP Connect
    • Grace Church is committed to the ongoing training of our Scripture Teachers. This list outlines the training courses offered to our teachers.
    • Curriculum is reviewed annually.
  3. Complaints Process
    • If a parent has a concern or question about SRE they are best to approach their child’s classroom teacher.
    • The Classroom teacher will then contact the SRE teacher or Protestant SRE Coordinator to discuss the complaint.
      • If the complaint can be easily resolved the classroom teacher will inform the parent of the resolution. The SRE teacher informs the Grace Church SRE Coordinator of the complaint and it’s resolution. If possible it is best that this be done within 7 days.
      • If the complaint cannot be easily resolved, the SRE teacher will contact the School Protestant SRE Coordinator and the Grace Church SRE Coordinator to seek advise. This must be done within 48 hours of the issue being raised with them. It is expected that steps be taken towards resolving the complaint within 7 days.
    • All SRE processes will be reviewed annually.
  4. For questions or further information write to: [email protected]