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Home Schools Aboriginal Education Officers (AEOs)

Aboriginal Education Officers (AEOs)

Revised December 2009 and effective Term 1 2010.

Responsible to the Principal or delegate for providing assistance to teachers, Aboriginal students and their families to support improved learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.

Statement of Duties

Working with teachers:
  • to assist Aboriginal students in all school activities including excursions

  • to discuss with Aboriginal parents the educational progress of their children

  • to identify and develop resources to support the learning outcomes of Aboriginal students

  • to assist in the development and implementation of personalised learning plans for Aboriginal students

  • to support Aboriginal cultural awareness for all students with particular reference to Aboriginal students

  • to help maintain effective relationships between Aboriginal parents, the Aboriginal community and school staff.
Working as part of a school team to support students:
  • in relation to their school participation and programs

  • in relation to their attendance and retention.
Liaising with the Principal and staff:
  • on protocols for interacting with the Aboriginal community in relation to staff and Aboriginal students in the school and Aboriginal education activities.
Other Duties

Performing other related duties as required by the Principal.

Note: the school must not require an Aboriginal Education Officer to accept responsibility for class management and control, playground supervision or teaching students.


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