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School Climate & Culture

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) helps schools develop a social culture that supports learning and positive behaviour.

"A school’s culture consists of the customs, rituals, and stories that are evident and valued throughout the whole school. An effective school culture is one in which the customs and values foster success for all; and where clear boundaries are set, known, and agreed to by everyone. In developing a positive culture, effective principals ensure that educational practices are inclusive. They make certain that students and their families do not feel alienated either from their own culture or from the culture of the school." From Culture in Kiwi Leadership for Principals.

Information and support for understanding school cultures can be found on the Educational Leaders site:

Wellbeing @ School

The Wellbeing @ School website provides tools and resources to help schools review and improve their school climates. Student and staff surveys will help schools gather information about the social climate at their school. This data will help schools to identify ways of building a safe and caring climate. The site includes ways of working and links to resources and programmes for schools.

A literature review published on the New Zealand Council for Educational Research website www.nzcer.org.nz has more information to help schools and the sector build their knowledge of the evidence behind addressing anti-social behaviour in children and young people.

Other data gathering tools

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