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These newly designed cultural identify profiles have been designed to support educators connect with their students and their families during the PLP process, while gaining a deeper understanding of their cultural identity and possible needs.
Early learning, OOSH and vacation care- to achieve exceeding rating at your service this is an area you are required to capture and understand.
Primary and high schools- if your students are unable to answer these questions then it is OUR responsibility to partner with families and communities to help our youth develop their cultural identity and sense of wellbeing and belonging at school. Not only is this one of the premier priorities it is also identified as an area of concern in the “tell it from me” surveys
Note sure how to navigate this? Check out our hot tips below and or book us for an engaging Professional development at your school or service.
What is a Personalised Learning Pathway (PLP)?
A PLP is a process that involves consultation with Aboriginal, teachers, and the students themselves to tailor the individual learning and cultural needs of students and to identify their strengths, goals, and aspirations.
Who needs to complete a PLP?
It is strongly recommended that every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school student in Australia has a PLP.
What are the benefits of undertaking the PLP process?
Nurturing, understanding, and affirming the cultural identity of Aboriginal children is intrinsically linked to improved academic outcomes, emotional wellbeing, contentment in education and increased attendance at school.
Under the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, there are legislative requirements and obligations for teachers to understand the background of the students that they teach and cater to their individual needs and learning styles. Standard 1 Know students and how they learn has relevance to knowing the background of Aboriginal children. The PLP process provides an opportunity to establish positive relationships between the school and Aboriginal families and communities.
Hot tips for developing PLP’s:
- When inviting Aboriginal parents to the PLP meeting, extend invitation to important family members. Extended family is an important aspect of culture and their involvement is vital in understanding a child’s cultural identity and family context.
- When contacting families to set up PLP meetings, consider your communication methods. A phone call or face to face yarn introducing yourself, your role, and explaining the importance of a PLP may mean the difference in whether families attend the PLP meeting or not.
Consider how the meeting will take place. An informal setting in the community or culturally safe space at the school can help families feel at ease. Online meetings via zoom may be a more suitable option for some families.
Other ideas for PLP meetings could include:
- Yarning circle group meetings for Aboriginal families at the school- where there is opportunity for all families to collaborate.
- Morning tea and a cuppa or a BBQ.
- Releasing students from class so that they can be present during the PLP process and participate in identifying their own goals and aspirations.
- Use our Cultural Identity Profile to record important cultural information provided by the family during the PLP meeting. Knowledge of an Aboriginal a students cultural identity is vital to support their academic and cultural needs at the school while supporting their wellbeing and school engagement.
Use the AIATSIS map of Aboriginal Australia as a tool to identify the cultural background of Aboriginal students and their families. Record on the map where each student is from and display it proudly