• Legal advice
on schools' OH&S obligations to students during return to on-campus learning prepared by Anthony Massaro, principal at Russell Kennedy Lawyers (supplied 4 May, 2020).
• Legal advice
on staffing issues, risk management and HR policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, prepared by Ben Tallboys, principal at Russell Kennedy Lawyers (updated 27 March, 2020).
Resources to support student learning
• Quality Education For All During COVID-19
— a website and summary report from HundrED in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), sharing 30 solutions to help parents, teachers and children navigate the many challenges facing education during the pandemic.
A leadership briefing
for AHISA members, with advice on tackling 'decision fatigue' at school and at home.
A wellbeing plan
for educators from Be You, designed to help teachers and Heads support their own mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and address the unique challenges they may experience as an educator.
A series of special reports
on maintaining family wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, published by School TV
and designed for schools to share with their communities.
on how school leadership teams can support their staff, from counselling service AccessEAP.
Be You resources for schools
Be You provides educators with knowledge, resources and strategies for helping young people achieve their best possible mental health. Funded by the Federal Fovernment, it's available to all Australian schools for free, and the following services may be of assistance during this difficult year:
• Be You prevention & mental health wellbeing
, for schools looking for advice, guidance, and support in the area of mental health and wellbeing.
• Be You national suicide response service
, for schools impacted by suicide or a suicide attempt.