By having skills sitting under your 3 or 4 Focus Behaviours/Values you can create an opportunity for a Whole School Focus area with individual year levels focusing on skills specific to their age group or developmental level, or area that they need work on.
Eg. Whole School Focus: RESPECTFUL
Pre-Primary – Raise your hand if you wish to speak
Year 4 – Look after school equipment
Year 9 – Use kind words and actions towards others
This allows for a powerful opportunity to develop a Positive School Culture. When you have a Whole School Focus area you can hold events, teach lessons, engage in reflection and share parent information that is suitable for all ages (including brothers and sisters in the same family), while still developing related skills and at an age appropriate level. This increases the opportunity for buy-in across the school community and allows for differentiation across the classes while maintaining a shared focus area.
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In my next blog post I will explore how to get the message out about your new school behaviours and values through effective posters and signage that engages the students, parents and wider community. This will be a key opportunity to start creating buy-in and will create visibility for your focus areas and consistent language across the school.
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