It is the role of the e-dean to ensure that the students studying online at their school make the most of the learning opportunity offered to them.  This requires organisation and commitment on behalf of the e-dean, and an ability to provide pastoral support to their e-students.  It is expected that an e-dean will have some time allowance allocated by their home school to regularly follow up with their e-students, and to ensure that they are attending their online lessons, engaging with their coursework and completing assessments. 


Key Responsibilities

  • To liaise with an OLC e-principal to enrol students on behalf of their school

  • To liaise with the relevant e-teachers as necessary

  • To provide pastoral support to online students studying via the OLC

  • To manage the administration requirements relating to the OLC within timeframes set

  • To attend OLC e-staff meetings

  • To engage in training and support in relation to the OLC as required


In order for an e-dean to keep up to date with the administration requirements of the OLC, they will need to attend at least two online e-staff meetings each term.  During the year, personal face-to-face meetings are also scheduled by the e-principal in your region, at which time any further support and training can be given.




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