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Home Based Supervisor's Role

The role of a Home Based Supervisor is critical to student a positive student outcome. If a student is to be successful in distance education, it is essential that the home tutor play an integral role in the program. A student is not able to be their own teacher and needs the ongoing support of the Home Based Superviso​r.
Before a decision is made to home school, a prospective Home Based Superviso​r needs to be aware that:
  • The Home Based Superviso​r needs to be thoroughly conversant with the curriculum materials.

  • The Home Based Superviso​r is required to review and mark the student’s work where required before it is returned to the teacher.

  • Work is to be returned as outlined in the subject specific Work Rate Calendar.

  • The Home Based Superviso​r is required to maintain regular communication with the teacher using telephone, email, fax or written communication.

  • Students are expected to attend scheduled lessons.

  • Any modifications to the student program requires approval by the Head of Department or Guidance Officer.

As students move into the secondary phase of schooling, teachers and Home Based Superviso​rs work together to develop independent learning skills such that the main interactions guiding the learning process occur at the teacher-student level. The role of the Home Based Superviso​r becomes more of a supervisory and support role for the student as they move into Years 10. 11 and 12. However, irrespective of the year level, Home Based Superviso​r need to ensure work is sent in on time as outlined in the Work Rate Calendar for each subject studied. If a deadline cannot be met, the Home Based Superviso​r needs to apply for an extension to the due date​.  

The Home Based Superviso​r oversees student participation in the program, attendance at scheduled lessons and compliance with the work rate ccalendar requirements for each subject. Home Based Superviso​r are encouraged to contact the school to discuss any issues relating to the program delivery.