Reports, Policies and Plans:

Birmingham Primary School’s school council is responsible for developing and approving a number of policies to reflect the school’s values and to support the school’s broad direction, as outlined in its strategic plan.

Some of the policies are required by law and the Department of Education and Training (Department), however – over the years – we have also developed other policies to address local needs.

It is our pleasure to make many of these policies available to the school community (via these pages) as a means to:

  • clarify functions and responsibilities,
  • manage change
  • promote consistency of practice
  • meet standards, and
  • ensure decision-making is transparent.

For general information about our curriculum programs, please see our Curriculum page, here.

*Birmingham P.S.: Attendance Policy

*Birmingham P.S.: Student Dress Code and Uniform Policy

*Birmingham P.S.: Visitors to School Policy

3.1 Student Welfare

*Birmingham P.S.: Student Wellbeing And Engagement

*Birmingham P.S.: Bullying Prevention Policy

3.2 Student Care

*Birmingham P.S.: First Aid Policy

*Birmingham P.S.: Anaphylaxis Policy

*Birmingham P.S.: Yard Duty and Supervision Policy

3.4 Child Safe Standards

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards that ensure that all Victorian early childhood services and schools are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect. Compliance with the Child Safe Standards is required by law (through Ministerial Order 870).

*Birmingham P.S.: Child-safe Policy

*Birmingham P.S.: Child Safety Reporting Obligations (including Mandatory Reporting)

Birmingham Primary School’s Digital Technologies Policy outlines measures that we take to support students to engage with digital technology in a safe and responsible way.

Acceptable Use Agreements:

To ensure that students are aware of behavioural expectations when engaging in digital learning activities, Birmingham Primary School uses Acceptable Use Agreements. These play an important part in describing how the school educates and supports its students, as well as describing the expectations on students themselves to be safe, responsible and ethical users of digital technologies.

Privacy In Online Environments:

Our school uses online tools, such as apps and other software, to effectively collect and manage information about your child for teaching and learning purposes, parent communication and engagement; student administration; and school management purposes. When our school uses these online tools, we take steps to ensure that your child’s information is secure.

You can read our ‘Online Services In Our School’ information, here. If you have any concerns about the use of these online tools, please contact us.

Some of your questions might also be able to be answered by the information contained in the “DET Schools Privacy Policy (and supporting documentation)” section of the ‘Overarching DET Policies’ tab.

Digital copyright:

Birmingham Primary School reminds students and families that digital material on the internet is protected by copyright in the same way as other copyright works.

Posting Photographs Online:

Birmingham Primary School is aware of the risks involved when including photographs of students in online platforms and applications. We proactively seek consent via this informative Google Form: Parent Consent for the (possible) use of Photographs, Films and/or Audio Recordings of their Child/ren.

Students Using Mobile Communication Devices:

From Term 1, 2020, students who choose to bring mobile communication devices (phones, watches, etc) to school must have them switched off and securely stored during school hours unless an exception has been granted. The school’s Mobile Phone Policy offers further information.

Cybersafety Education:

Online safety education is included within the school’s curriculum planning and is taught explicitly.

Working With Parents:

Parents and/or carers have an important role in helping our students to use digital technologies safely and responsibly. Birmingham Primary School assists parents to support their children in the digital world by providing them with useful information about existing and emerging technologies via information sessions and by engaging school council in the development and review of relevant policies.

In recent times, Victoria’s remote learning arrangements have welcomed families into the digital learning spaces that we have available for our students, as well as demonstrating the expected behaviours and protocols surrounding their use.