Experts in the field of teaching are professionals in provision of teaching services. This may range from the teaching of kindergarten student to that of tertiary educators. Teachers often have credentials and are educated for the specific task of providing education. They are responsible for detailing daily and yearly lesson plans which fit either the broader government syllabus and curriculum requirements, or their own private institutional standards of education. Teachers are also well versed in the behavioural and psychological development of children, particularly where it relates to academia but also personal growth.
Experts in this field can be of great assistance to the legal process. Teachers would be particularly helpful in elucidating teaching methods, changing syllabi, and how children respond to different teaching environments They may be able to comment on how certain practices or procedures would compare to industry expectations and best practice standards. Furthermore, teachers are imbued with the legal obligation of holding a duty of care over their students. This imbues the actions and performances of a teacher to a higher standard that most other jobs as their established duty is prima facie. Teachers who provide opinion evidence can comment on whether they believe a standard of care may have been breached due to a negligence or malpractice within school premises.
Teachers would be extremely helpful in determining whether certain risks were so “obvious” so as to occasion a claim of negligence. This would be particularly useful in cases where physical, mental, or academic injury or damage may have occurred to a student.
Teachers themselves would be cognisant of legal protections and practices that they are privy too under traditional legislation under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011.
Experts in this area come from many professional backgrounds. Primary school teachers are often taught how to approach primary school education, whilst high school teachers may have a more specialised standard of knowledge that relates to their specific field in question. The specific specialisation and background needed by your teacher will be determined by the matter which requires examination.
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Experts in teaching could comment on the structure of curriculum, student behaviour, school procedures, whilst also providing information regarding how industry standards and best practice should be implemented in an educational setting. Teachers would also be able to provide an insight into how students respond to certain teaching methods, whilst also commenting on whether certain actions, procedures, or practices contravene a teacher’s duty of care to their student.Sample Reports
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
This article is a published letter showing support for teachers who have given it their all during the COVID-19 pandemic.Pressure mounts from teacher’s union as Premier defends HSC priority.
The NSW Teachers Federation will hold an unprecedented meeting of all high school principals and union representatives to discuss an appropriate response to the NSW government’s decision to sending Year 12 students back to school amidst the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic.Relevant Cases DP (a pseudonym) v Bishop Bird (Ruling No 2)  VSC 540 (31 August 2021)
This appeals case relied on assessment of negligence which led to a criminal offence being committed within an educational setting.Mattock v State of New South Wales (New South Wales Department of Education) (No 2)  NSWSC 1045 (19 August 2021)
This matter relates to assessing whether a PE teacher was negligent in their supervision when a “head knock” occurred in a PE class.Related Blog Articles
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