Educational context

Positive behaviour for learning is underpinned by many NSW Department of Education policies and procedures.

Alice Springs Education (Mparntwe) Declaration

The Alice Springs Education (Mparntwe) Declaration is Australia’s vision is for a world class education system that encourages and supports every student to be the very best they can be, no matter where live or what kind of learning challenges they may face. Positive behaviour for learning philosophy is embedded throughout this declaration in both goals and it’s commitment to action to achieve the educational goals for all students.

Strategic Plan 2018-2022

The NSW Department of Education’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 has a vision that every student is known, valued and cared for. In the context of learning and wellbeing this is the goal for schools. It is important to keep students at the centre of decision making and reflect how we support all students including those with additional behaviour, academic and wellbeing needs to feel known, valued and cared for in our schools. ​

  • To be known means individuals individual needs and interests are considered.​
  • To be valued means students are respected, their opinions are valued and recognised​
  • To be cared for means that students are supported in achieving their potential.​

Student Wellbeing Framework

The Student Wellbeing Framework states that NSW schools are learning communities that promote student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships so that students can reach their full potential​. In schools that excel, there is a strategic and planned approach to develop whole school wellbeing processes that support all students so they can connect, succeed, thrive and learn.

School Excellence Framework

The department is committed to achieving school excellence and successful students by positioning wellbeing as an element of the Learning domain in the School Excellence Framework. Essential skills identified in the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration align with each domain. ​

Behaviour Code for Students

Outlines the standards of behaviour and wellbeing expected in all NSW public schools. The Behaviour Code for Students states we are committed to providing safe, supportive and responsive learning environments for everyone and that we teach and model the behaviours we value in our students. ​

Australian Professional Standards

The Australian Professional Standards guides the professional learning of teachers to facilitate quality teaching practice that improve educational outcomes for all students.​

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

The NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum includes the development of skills for Personal and Social Capability so students can learn to understand themselves and others, and as they gain the skills, to manage their relationships, lives, work and learn more effectively. The general capabilities align with essential skills identified in the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration.​

Disability Strategy

The Disability Strategy documents it’s commitment to providing children and young people with disability, their families and the broader community with an education system that meets their needs. ​

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