SRE New Teacher’s Authorisation Application Form (Baptist Church Attendees)

SRE New Teacher's Authorisation Application Form (Baptist Church Attendees)

This form is an SRE Authorisation form for new teachers currently attending a Baptist church or have been teaching under another denomination but now attending a Baptist Church. Please take your time to complete the following form and answer all questions correctly and honestly. Be aware that most fields in this form have mandatory/required entries. If any questions you come across are not relevant please indicate N/A or DNK (do not know) Please complete all the form then click submit. You will then receive an email with a summary of your form. Print off a copy, sign, scan and keep one on record at your church and a copy sent to our SRE email address. If anything on this form raises questions or concerns please contact Shelley Ashton SRE Team Leader for the Baptist Association on 98689239 before submitting the form.

Checklist

Please use this checklist before starting the form to ensure you have all the correct documentation. If you have this document please either attach in the field below or email to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au Documents can either be saved on this form or emailed to us at sre@nswactbaptists.org.au
Checklist

Personal Details

Name(Required)
It is important that SRE teachers are in regular attendance of their local church and in regular contact with their SRE coordinator/Pastor. By completing this declaration I am honestly indicating my intention to be regularly connected to my local church by attending services and/or connected to a Connect Group run by my church. This allows for accountability, connection and support to be offered. I understand that at any time my pastor feels they no longer see me connected, they can contact us and we have the right to reconsider your authorisation. If the pastor/ SRE team deem you are no longer considered a regular attender your authorisation maybe cancelled. Choose any number of options below relevant to your situation.
Type of Application(Required)
Volunteer or Paid(Required)
Teaching Status(Required)
Address(Required)
Preferred Phone Contact(Required)
Select one or both and add number/s in fields below
DD slash MM slash YYYY
Hold a working with children check?(Required)
Please note of you do not have a current NSW working with children check number you will need to apply for one before proceeding
DD slash MM slash YYYY
Sometimes people like to be addressed in a certain way like Miss/Mrs/Mr/Ms or just last name etc.. Please indicate what name you would like on your card that students and school staff will see.

Baptist Church I attend Details

To be authorised by the Baptist Association you must be attending a local Baptist Church. Note non attendance or irregular attendance may affect your application. SRE teachers must be connected regularly to a local church with the endorsement of their local pastor.
Please indicate which Baptist Church you attend.
Church Pastor Name(Required)
If there is no pastor in your church, the endorsement needs to come from a senior leader in your church- deacon/elder.
If you don't know this indicate with DNK
Pastor Endorsement Form completed(Required)
Please ensure you have access to our latest form dated Dec 2021. ( https://nswactbaptists.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/pastorendorsementformDec2021.pdf) If you do not have your form yet please note that your application will be received and processed when submitted but will remain in pending until all documents are submitted. If you have endorsement form either attach in field below or email to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Church SRE Coordinator Name(Required)
If there is no pastor in your church, the endorsement needs to come from a senior leader in your church- deacon/elder.
If there is no dedicated SRE Coordinator in your church/ you are only person in your church teaching SRE just had your details here.
Name of your SRE Area Coordinator
In many cases where you are teaching in a combined arrangement, you will have a coordinator that may not be from your church, but coordinates many teachers in one or more schools. If you have their contact details please include here. Do not add if its the same person you nominated in previous field.
This is not a required field but add if you know who this person is.

SRE Board Details

If you are employed or associated with a local SRE Board please add details here. If not applicable to you, please add N/A in required fields
Where an SRE teacher is paid they will be employed by a board. Generate is one, but there are others also. If you are employed by a board please give details here. If this section is not relevant to you please indicate N/A .
Best Contact Name of Board member(Required)
Say N/A if not applicable
leave blank if not applicable

Mandatory Child Protection Training & Compliance

Please indicate here via drop down options which accepted church ministry training you have completed. If yours is not on the list, please contact our office before proceeding. Baptist Authorised Teachers must also complete two compliance documents- Screening Questionnaire and Code of Conduct. You must also sight our other policies and documents found on our website. Se relevant questions below for further information.
Add here the date you completed the course. For CSS (Creating Safe Spaces) you must complete both online and face to face/zoom components. Completion date is based on certificate of issue after both components completed. Online alone will not be accepted.
Add here the date your course expires. Creating Safe Spaces is valid for 3 years.
Max. file size: 1 GB.
If you completed CSS no need to upload certificate here. We will be able to track on our Safe Ministry Database provided we have all relevant and accurate information. If you completed another accepted safe ministry course you will need to provide your certificate as proof of completion. Upload here or email to sre @nswactbaptists.org.au. If this is not provided at time of application submission, please be aware this will delay your authorisation process.
Department of Education Child Protection Training(Required)
Currently whilst not mandatory, the DoE highly recommends completing their annual online training. If you have completed this, you can attach your certificate below or email to sre @nswactbaptists.org.au
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Please note the DoE course is annual. Please send through updated certificate each year.
If you indicate no, note this will delay your application until it has been completed and received by our office.
Max. file size: 1 GB.
I have completed the Screening Questionnaire and have attached here/emailed to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au
If you indicate no, note this will delay your application until it has been completed and received by our office.
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Associated Policies of the Baptist Association(Required)
I understand that as a volunteer/paid person being authorised by the Baptist Association, I am asked to be familiar with the following policies and procedures of the Association that relate to SRE:. I have found these in the sre website (https://nswactbaptists.org.au/baptistsre/) read them and tick below an acknowledgement of having read and agreed to them. I have accessed the relevant policies and procedures via the links provided. I declare I have been given access to the policies and procedures, read and acknowledge each of these policies and procedures and agree to what they say. I understand If I haven't I won't be able to proceed with this application. If I indicate a blank response, I understand the assumption is I don't agree with them and my application will be placed on pause until someone from the SRE office gets in touch with about why this might be the case.

School and Curriculum Information

Type of School(Required)
Nominate the types of schools you teach in. Tick as many as are applicable to you
Curriculum Used(Required)
Tick as many as are applicable to use. You must teach from an approved curriculum. If yours is not listed here, please tick other and speak with the Baptist Association's SRE Team Leader to discuss. CEP listed includes Connect, beginning with God and Big Questions. JTGC stands for Jesus the Game Changer. WBECA- Warners Bay, SECET (also known as 316 Shoalhaven), CCSM- Coffs Coast
If you teach in multiple schools please separate either by comma or add on separate line. Note all schools you could potentially teach at needed to be included, not just your regular schools. If you are on a casual/ fill in list at a school, this needs to be listed here as well. This will also need to be on the combined arrangements form your SRE coordinator completes for the school.

SRE Module Training Information

New teachers authorised with the Baptist Association must complete Essentials Module Training. This can be either the Essentials Baptist Online course, Essentials Zoom or Essentials SRE Face to Face. If you completed the online course, you do not need to submit certificates as data is tracked. If you completed via zoom or face to face, please upload your certificates or email to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au Please note Module 6 ( observation/self reflection is not included in this form but you are required to complete within your first term of teaching.
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
List here trainer name and where training was held. eg if online just say Baptist Essentials online if zoom say Essentials zoom training and listed trainer if face to face list name of training, trainer and venue/location
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Only load if you completed Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
List here name of course, trainer name and where training was held. eg if online just say Baptist Essentials online if zoom say Essentials zoom training and listed trainer if face to face list name of training, trainer and venue/location
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Only load if you completed Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
List here name of course, trainer name and where training was held. eg if online just say Baptist Essentials online if zoom say Essentials zoom training and listed trainer if face to face list name of training, trainer and venue/location
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Only load if you completed Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
List here name of course, trainer name and where training was held. eg if online just say Baptist Essentials online if zoom say Essentials zoom training and listed trainer if face to face list name of training, trainer and venue/location
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Only load if you completed Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
List here name of course, trainer name and where training was held. eg if online just say Baptist Essentials online if zoom say Essentials zoom training and listed trainer if face to face list name of training, trainer and venue/location
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Only load if you completed Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)
Nominate here which form of Essentials Training you completed
List here name of course, trainer name and where training was held. eg if online just say Baptist Essentials online if zoom say Essentials zoom training and listed trainer if face to face list name of training, trainer and venue/location
Max. file size: 1 GB.
Only load if you completed Essentials Zoom, Essentials face to face)
If you are a paid HS teacher you may required to complete further theological training depending on your loading. This can be discussed with our HS Coordinator first. Please list here any theological training or vocational training you think may be applicable for us to know about. Please either upload transcripts/documentation or email to sre @nswactbaptists.org.au
Max. file size: 1 GB.

Declaration

When you submit this form you should receive an email with a summary of what you have completed here. Please print this summary off and sign it and ask your pastor to sign it and keep a copy on file at church. It is the responsibility of the church to hold such records for a period of 45 years, especially with information regarding child protection matters. By signing this document you declare everything on this form has been filled out with honesty and transparency. You understand that this document is a binding document and can be used for auditing or legal purposes. By signing this document , the pastor understands their role in supporting you and responsible in allowing you to represent your church in the local school/s. They have followed the process of responsibility of a pastor as outlined on the SRE website by conducting an interview. They agree you are suitable to teach/help in a public school classroom. They are satisfied you have completed all the required training and accept that your church will continue to offer ongoing support and accountability in this role and to help you keep track of when authorisation and training will need to be renewed/updated.
Add full name as an indication you have read the above declaration.
Add the date you completed this form