Core Values

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ACCOUNTABILITY: the fact or condition of being required or expected to justify actions or

decisions: The Council and profession is willing to account for ethical/unethical conduct by


• DIGNITY: the state or quality of being worthy of honour: The Council and profession strive to treat

staff, educators and members of the public with integrity, humanity and compassion.

• INTEGRITY: is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising

adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. Integrity within the Council Context is

regarded as the honest, forthcoming, and truthfulness actions.

• QUALITY: The Council undertakes to provide quality and excellent service to educators and the

profession as a whole.

• RESPECT: due regard for the feelings, wishes or rights of others: The Council and profession are

committed to displaying due respect and consideration with regard to the feelings, wishes and

rights of members and the public.

• RESPONSIBILITY: the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or the power to

influence or direct people’s behaviour or the course of events: The Council and profession strive to

take ownership of their actions and directly influence the behaviour of members.

• SERVICE-ORIENTED: ensuring that the teaching profession in general and educators in particular

are serviced satisfactorily at all times: Serving educators is priority number one for all SACE


• TOLERANCE: the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of systems, opinions or behaviours

that one dislikes or disagrees with: The Council and profession willing to accept, consider and

understand different views and opinions regarding the relevant professional and ethical standards.

• TRANSPARENCY: The Council and profession commit to honest and open communication and

sharing of information between stakeholders.