School climate impacts a wide range of health and wellbeing outcomes as well as students' motivation to learn and achieve.
The professional leadership priority focuses on the following dimensions of the
What is a positive climate for learning?
Effective schools are supportive and inclusive. They create a positive school climate to meet physical student needs, and develop their self management, awareness, empathy and relationship skills.
They take deliberate steps to keep their students healthy and safe by:
- expecting and enforcing respectful behaviour, and tackle bullying and violence
- deliberately promote healthy relationships and foster engagement and school connectedness
- reducing disengagement from education, and targeting those at risk of dropping out of school.
For more information on Child Safe Standards, see: PROTECT Child Safe Standards
How school climate impacts student outcomes
School climate impacts a wide range of outcomes for students, including:
- health and wellbeing
- motivation to learn and achieve
- academic performance.