A Letter from Greg Lucas, Chair of the Korowal School Board, to our community
Korowal is proud of our commitment to education, where relationships are at the heart of the educational process. Our values of compassion, tolerance, equity, respect, empathy, commitment and resilience support and guide all that we do in educating the whole child to help them reach their full potential.
We recognise that this privileged role in educating young people also brings with it particular responsibilities, including the responsibility to ensure that Korowal is prepared to respond to any disclosure or concern, historic or current, that may be brought to our attention.
Protected Disclosures - ‘See something. Say something’
The Korowal Board wants to ensure that our governance makes provision for the safe disclosure of any serious wrongdoings.
We have developed a Protected Disclosures Policy and Procedure. Korowal recognises that any genuine commitment to detecting and preventing illegal and otherundesirable conduct must include a mechanism whereby staff, parents, students and others are able to report their concerns freely and without fear of reprisal, victimisation, or intimidation. The mechanism needs to be independent of the School and provide disclosers with the option of remaining anonymous.
We have appointed Integroe Partners as the inaugural provider. In the Policy we have called this mechanism the Korowal Protected Disclosures Service. We are confident that this will promote a positive culture of honesty, justice and strong governance. It also supports our capacity to respond ethically, respectfully and effectively to such disclosures.