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 Recorded Webinar: Student Discipline & Schools: How Far Can You Go?

Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

The acceptable standards for student discipline have changed over several generations. What can schools legally and reasonably do to maintain some control over student behaviour and protect the school community in the face of serious instances of misconduct? This session will examine the issues for schools in behaviour management and provide a guide to managing discipline in a legally compliant manner, including:

  • What needs to be in your school discipline policy? What types of conduct need to be covered? Should both conduct inside and outside the school be included?
  • Considerations of duty of care and WHS to the student, teachers, other students and the wider school community
  • How should investigations be conducted and who should do it?
  • What is procedural fairness and how to embed it in investigation processes?
  • Managing privacy and confidentiality issues
  • Managing process and outcomes including communications and media interest
  • Legislative and regulatory obligations including child protection standards and reporting obligations
  • Using the enrolment contract to manage behaviour and discipline
  • Case examples
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David Ford, Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Sydney

David Ford is a partner at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers. He practises mainly in commercial and education law. He has advised educational institutions throughout Australia for over 35 years.

David has presented at conferences in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Belgium, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and throughout Australia, and published numerous papers on topics as varied as school governance, the principal/board relationship, enrolment procedures and conditions; student rights; teachers’ liability; investigations; risk management; teachers, school counsellors and confidentiality; bullying (including cyber bullying); outdoor education; sport; multiculturalism in education; disability, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination; discipline; and child protection.


This webinar is suitable for senior executives from private and independent schools, around Australia, along with their advisors. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WBJAUG22
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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