Teachers are responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with students. Professional Boundaries: A Guideline for Queensland Teachers is designed to assist teachers. It can help teachers to consider the implications and potential consequences of engaging in certain behaviours with students. It can guide teachers in their response to certain situations to ensure their conduct meets the standard of behaviour expected of teachers in their relationships with students.
Rachel Drew, a partner from law firm Holding Redlich, spoke with the QCT about the difficulties that can sometimes arise for teachers in establishing and maintaining professional boundaries with children and students.
View Rachel’s messages in the following three video playlists:
Additional resources have been developed to provide Queensland teachers and preservice teachers with a more detailed understanding of how to manage professional relationships with students. Use the resources independently or as a whole staff community.