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Confidentiality Issues Related to Student and Counselling Records

Description: This session examines the issue of confidentiality related to counselling sessions as to when disclosure of information is appropriate or where confidentiality must be maintained. A review of the circumstances where guidance counsellors must disclose information from counselling sessions will be undertaken. The session will also examine both the guidance counsellor's and the school leader's roles relative to the counsellee's right to privacy. Exploration of this issue will examine reporting on criminal acts, suicide disclosures and disclosed threat of physical violence to others. What prevails—the counsellee's common-law privilege to privacy or the right of parents, school leaders and school divisions to seek information from a counselling session? Does one’s reporting obligation differ in Catholic or Charter schools?  Obligations under statute—the Child Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, Education Act, Student Regulation and the Teaching Profession Act will be reviewed.

1.5–3 hours. Can be modified to fit the time available.

Language: English


Investigate or Not: When, Why and How

Description: This session looks at how school leaders should address complaints received about student(s) and teacher(s). Differentiation as to circumstances that need to be investigated by school leaders as well as those where the investigation(s) should be left with the school division and/or police will be elaborated. The session discusses appropriate protocols and elements that must be considered in order to conduct an appropriate investigation. One's obligation under the "rules of natural justice" and the Code of Professional Conduct will be discussed. The session will also discuss the school leader's role when police seek the opportunity to interview students at the school.

1.5–3 hours. Can be modified to fit the time available.

Language: English


Supervision as Instructional Leadership

This presentation examines the role of supervision within the provincial Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation Policy in order to ensure that a teacher’s professional practice is under ongoing supervision. Supervision is presented as synonymous to instructional leadership. It is an interactive presentation that covers a range of topics such as classroom observations, creating reflective and open-ended questions, competency versus conduct and the development of a supervision plan.

Full day or 2 half days.

Language: English


Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation (2-day workshop)

Description: The provincial Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation Policy deals with accountability and continuous professional growth, and ensures that a teacher’s professional practice is under ongoing supervision. The Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation Policy defines the process and the Teaching Quality Standard defines the competencies for professional practice. This workshop reviews with school leaders their critical role and the duties they must perform as outlined in the Education Act, the provincial Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation Policy and the Leadership Quality Standard.

Language: English or French


Perfectionnement, supervision et évaluation des enseignants (2 jours)

La Politique provinciale en matière de perfectionnement, supervision et évaluation des enseignants traite de l’obligation de rendre des comptes et du perfectionnement professionnel continu, en plus d’assurer que la pratique professionnelle des enseignants fait l’objet d’une supervision continue. La Politique en matière de perfectionnement, supervision et évaluation des enseignants définit le processus en jeu, alors que la Norme de qualité pour l’enseignement définit les compétences essentielles à la pratique professionnelle. Cet atelier est l’occasion de faire le point, avec les leadeurs scolaires, sur leur rôle crucial et les tâches qui leur incombent selon l’Education Act, la Politique provinciale en matière de perfectionnement, supervision et évaluation des enseignants et la Norme de qualité pour le leadeurship scolaire.


Questions School Leaders Ask Teacher Employment Services

Description: This session covers a variety of issues which school leaders have sought advice from Teacher Employment Services. Based on the time requested, up to 25 issues raised by school leaders in the form of questions they have asked Teacher Employment Services can be examined. The number of issues covered will vary with the length of session requested. This presentation requires a minimum time of allocation of 1.5 hours and can be extended to half-day and full-day sessions. The session is intended to be interactive with school leaders in attendance being encouraged to ask supplemental questions to the issues identified or ask questions not included in the presentation booklet.

1.5–3 hours. Can be modified to fit the time available.

Language: English