Becoming an SRE teacher with the Buddhist SRE Program run by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales (BCNSW) requires three steps. The staff at the BCNSW in the SRE Support Team will guide the new teacher through this process.
- Buddhist SRE Training. Prospective teachers are required to complete of a number of training modules:
o Diversity of Buddhist traditions provides an appreciation of all Buddhist cultures and practices (TM-11)
o Introduction to Buddhist SRE outlines the scope of the program including the syllabus, scope and sequence and the working relationships with schools and the Buddhist Council as an Approved Provider (TM-41)
o Working with Children gives essential guidance on safe and proper working with children through completion of Department of Education Child Protection Awareness Training, mandatory reporting requirements and Social Media Policy (TM-42)
o Classroom Management overviews effective skills and techniques to engage children of different ages(TM-43)
o Resources and Lesson Planning demonstrates with many examples the practicalities of lesson planning to address the four curriculum strands (TM-45)
- Accreditation. This ensures that an individual is fit to teach Buddhist SRE. This includes:
a) Working With Children Check
b) Reference check
c) Interview based on SRE Appointment Standards to verify suitability based on
- (i) maturity
- (ii) successful completion of SRE training and
- (iii) Buddhist background
- Appointment. This matches a new SRE teacher to a class and introduces the teacher to the school SRE Coordinator to commence. After appointment there may be a short probation period during which the new teacher may work with an experienced teacher (a buddy or mentor). A follow up contact from the SRE Support Team.
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