Special Religious Education

Bathurst Evangelical Church is an authorised provider of Special Religious Education in NSW Public Schools.

To qualify as an SRE teacher, a person from BEC needs to:

  1. Complete an SRE teacher application form.
  2. Obtain a current NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  3. Successfully complete on-line child protection training using the Safe Ministry Training program. This on-line training is to be updated as appropriate.
  4. Over two years complete the approved ICCOREIS SRE Basic Training Course, Modules 1-6. This training to be repeated once every four years. Professionally qualified teachers need not complete modules relating to teaching skills. They will however need to complete legal requirements and curriculum content.
  5. Obtain an SRE name badge signed with the authorisation of the BEC Senior Pastor.

For SRE syllabus information please go to bathurstchurches.org

Complaints Handling Procedure

In the event of a complaint from the school or Principal of the school about an SRE teacher from BEC, the Senior Pastor and the Overseers of BEC are to be informed. The Senior Pastor and the Overseers will, having regard for all relevant information, make a judgement on whether the teacher is to continue with SRE or be withdrawn, together with discussion of the issue with said teacher. They must also ascertain if the complaint is serious enough to involve authorities beyond the church and the school – for example the Police and other authorities. In all this the school Principal and the Bathurst Council for Christian Education are to be kept informed of developments.