Every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools: case studies

These case studies were originally published 19 November 2018.

The case studies highlight how effective wellbeing practice supports learning in local contexts. They have been prepared to assist schools to meet the department's strategic goal of 'Every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools'.

Purpose of resource

The Every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools: case studies explore effective practices applied in schools to support student wellbeing and learning. The case studies aim to assist schools in meeting the department’s strategic goal of ‘every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools’.

When and how to use

The resource is set of case studies and is accompanied by audio papers and the Every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools – an environmental scan publication. The evidence base for these case studies can be found in the accompanying environmental scan, and the 2 resources should be read together. School leaders and teachers can read, reflect on, discuss and implement themes and strategies highlighted in the case studies as part of school-developed High Impact Professional Learning (HIPL).

The appropriate time to use this resource may differ for each school, leader and teacher.

School leaders can:

  • unpack the case studies and the accompanying environmental scan as part of whole-school professional development and/or stage or grade team meetings
  • encourage teachers to share key findings during professional development
  • reflect on strategies, policies or practices currently in place to support student wellbeing and learning at a classroom and whole-school level
  • access Tell Them From Me data, as well as their school’s Wellbeing Scout report, to lead discussions with staff about areas to improve across the school – you may wish to refer to the Achieving School Excellence in Wellbeing and Inclusion tool
  • support staff to find connections between What works best, the School Excellence Framework and the strategies contained in the case studies.

Teachers can:

  • read the case studies or listen to the audio papers and reflect on how the themes and examples may be relevant to their specific setting
  • unpack the case studies in a group setting.

Contact

Email feedback about this resource to info@cese.nsw.gov.au using subject line ‘Re: Every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools: case studies’. You can also subscribe to the CESE newsletter and connect with us on Yammer.

Alignment to system priorities and/or needs: NSW Department of Education Strategic Plan 2018-2023 – ‘Every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools’

Alignment to School Excellence Framework: Learning domain - wellbeing

Alignment with existing frameworks: Australian Professional Standards for Teachers – Standard 4

What works best – wellbeing

NSW Wellbeing Framework for Schools

NSW Department of Education Wellbeing targets

Reviewed by: School Operations and Performance, Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships directorates

Created/last updated: Originally published 19 November 2018

To be reviewed: CESE publications are prepared through a rigorous process. Resources are reviewed periodically as part of an ongoing evaluation plan.

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