I have read understood the code of ethics given in plain English in the attached document for teachers within the NT. In essence they are:
I apply these guidelines and concepts while teaching and within my decision making in my role as teacher at all times.
Aside from this I adhere to The Department of Education and Training document ‘Teachers Code of Professional Practice. This sets out five principles of public service ethics acting as a guide for teachers to be able to meet there students educational needs.
I have listed the principals and an example of how I comply below.
I realise that as a teacher I am a role model for my students both inside and outside of school. This means I need to act and dress in a professional manor.
It is my responsibility to continue to update myself on changes to any relevant department policies, codes of practice and professional standards
I need to be responsible for continuing my own professional development in relevant fields and to give time for critical reflection of my lessons.
I endeavours to foster an environment that is socially, culturally and religiously accepting and acknowledging diversity. Through establishing genuine rapport with my students I am able to address their individual needs.
I also assess students using thorough evidence-based rubrics where results are standardised for all students.
I tailor my lessons to be as effective as possible giving the most useful learning experience to my students within the given time frame.
I use both personal reflection, student results and mentors to help me improve upon the effectiveness of my teaching.