The process of embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Schools (EATSIPS) is one that, depending on the type of school, can take any amount of time.
The process of embedding is ongoing, for example, when new staff are appointed or there is a change in the student cohort which requires a school to adjust.
This process aligns with cross cultural awareness training (It’s Still Everyone’s Business) strategy outlined in the EATSIPS framework.
How to implement EATSIPS
Implementing EATSIPS involves a holistic strategy to support schools in institutional change. The 5 phases outlined below demonstrate the systemic support for this process and a general approach that may be taken by a school starting the EATSIPS process.
- provides a basis for understanding what EATSIPS is and how it can support your school
- clarifies both whole-school and classroom expectations
- increases the likelihood of the document being used as a tool for planning rather than a meaningless document to be shelved
- encourages communication with school staff and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and students
- supports evidence-based discussions to help teaching staff understand and communicate confidently why the implementation of EATSIPS in all schools is important.
What level of awareness are you operating at?
- actioning and implementing.
Compare your operating level with the department's EATSIPS Implementation checklist with targets (see Related information, above).