FOUNDATION PRINCIPALS

The heart of this level lies in the research completed by the University of Washington - Tacoma and the Tacoma Public Schools. Through collaboration with the Equity Awareness lead team in the USA. The team noted that the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (WCI) was a program that had transformed their schools by creating safe, positive, engaging, equitable and effective learning environments to help all kids succeed.  The purpose of the whole child approach was to increase academic excellence, school safety, and social and emotional learning within the Tacoma School District. When dissecting the levels of success in New Zealand the level of measurable success lied in the 4 Principles that supported the Whole Child Initiative. After establishing Tier 1 Positive Behaviour for Learning it was essential for The equity awareness project to establish:

1 - Partnerships

2 - Early Support

3 - Sare Environment

4 - Learning Progress

These principals are essential to successes  of the supports in the following tier.

Partnerships

 

Partnerships are important to equity because

We achieve successful partnerships by:

We measure the success of partnerships by:

Early Support

 

Early Support is important to equity because

We achieve successful early supports by:

We measure the success of early supports by:

Safe Environments

 

Safe Environments are important to equity because

We achieve successful safe environments by:

We measure the success of safe environments by:

Learning Progress

 

Learning progress is important to equity because

We achieve successful learning progress by:

We measure the success of learning progress by: