At Berry Springs School we believe every child should be given the opportunity to reach their potential, achieve academic excellence through access to curriculum and learning environments that are safe, supportive, and respectful and promote student wellbeing.
The BSPS Student Engagement and Wellbeing Policy and Guidelines (link) provide guidance and detailed information to teachers and other Berry Springs School staff to facilitate the wellbeing, learning and development of Berry Springs School students.
Our whole school approach to Student Wellbeing and Behaviour reflects the School Vision and Values and our beliefs about children’s learning
The most profound learning occurs when there is a healthy relationship between teacher and student. Restorative Practices assists teachers, students and parents to build, maintain and restore relationships. Restorative Practices will help build capacity to enable students to self-regulate behaviour and contributes to the improvement of learning outcomes.
BSPS practices include:
- Weekly class check-in and check-out circles are implemented in Primary Classes.
- Staff to incorporate a selection of Response, Preparation and Learning Circles.
- Affective Language used in interactions with students.
- Restorative Questions and Affective Statements displayed in classrooms.
- SEP displayed on classroom walls and other prominent places.
- Student conflicts in the classroom and playground are addressed by classroom and yard duty teachers using restorative methods and natural justice.