Respectful Relationships Education

Professional Learning

Professional learning is fundamental to ensuring that leaders, teachers, and support staff understand and are ready to support the implementation of respectful relationships education.

Last year the Department of Education held state-wide workshops, providing participants with an overview of Respectful Relationships Education, an opportunity to unpack the teaching and learning resources and support to begin planning for school based implementation.

Throughout 2018, Curriculum Services will be continuing to develop a series of online professional learning, further face-to-face workshops and targeted professional learning for teachers and school support staff.

Online Learning

  • An online learning package has been developed to support understanding of family violence, teaching practice, support staff development and student learning. To access this package as well as resources to support Phase One early implementation, Phase Two implementation and resources from professional learning workshops with Janice Atkin in March and September 2018, open the Respectful Relationships Canvas Course (staff login required).
  • Curriculum Services is continuing to develop online resources to support teachers, school based staff and the community. Email curriculum@education.tas.gov.au for further information.

Respectful Relationships Education – September 2018 Workshops

These workshops focussed on whole-school implementation of Respectful Relationships Education and were facilitated by Janice Atkin who is an external consultant to the Department of Education Respectful Relationships Package of materials.

The purpose of the workshops was to support those staff in schools responsible for leading whole school-implementation of Respectful Relationships Education. Participants utilised elements of the Respectful Relationships Education Package, including the Audit and Planning Toolkit and Professional Learning Package, in order to plan for whole school implementation of Respectful Relationships Education.