Holsworthy High School - text explanation of sample

This is a page from the Evidence Set submitted by Holsworthy High School. It relates to Evidence Set 1 - Wellbeing. The page is divided into a table.

In the top left cell of the table is written 'Evidence Set - 1' and below that in larger writing 'Wellbeing'. Across from this large cell the table is divided into four more rows. The top row contains column headings. There are four column headings, Domain, Element, Artefact, and Judgement.

The next row is for the domain of Learning. It divides into two elements; Learning Culture and Wellbeing. Artefacts 1.2, 1.3, 1.8 are listed for Learning Culture with a judgement of 'Sustaining and Growing'. Artefacts 1.4, 1.5, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 are listed for Wellbeing with a judgement of 'Sustaining and Growing'.

The next row is for the domain of Teaching with the element 'Effective Classroom Practice'. Artefacts 1.6 and 1.7 are listed and a judgement of 'Sustaining and Growing'.

The next row is for the domain of Leading with the element 'School Planning, Implementation and Reporting'. Artefacts 1.1 is listed and a judgement of 'Sustaining and Growing'.

A large cell takes up the width of the table below this information. It reads:

Analysis

In the element of Learning Culture our evidence supports our on balanced judgement that the school is Sustaining and Growing.

The Parent Meeting Letter (Artefact 1.2) shows the initial contact parents have with the school. With the aim being to collect and analyse information supplied by parents and caregivers to ensure students are offered individualised support during their transition into High School, this collaboration with parents is particularly effective for students whose continuity of learning is at risk. The Pathfinders Program (Artefact 1.3) continues to target students whose learning is at risk during their transition with the help of our partner primary schools. This leads to the development of an Individual Education Plan in partnership with parents for those students to improve their transition. Attendance Monitoring (Artefact 1.8) demonstrates that the attendance of students is regularly analysed by the school. Personalised attendance approaches like 100% attendance letters aim to reinforce the educational aspirations and acknowledge the ongoing improvement of individual students. This judgement is further evidenced in Artefacts: 3.4, 4.3, 4.4, 4.8, 4.9, 5.5, 5.6, 5.12, 6.2 & 6.6.

In the element of Wellbeing our evidence supports our on balanced judgement that the school is Sustaining and Growing.

The Wellbeing Program (Artefact 1.4) is a well developed program responding to student needs to support the wellbeing of every student. The program helps build student and staff connections and give students the opportunity to seek advice and assistance from staff other than their classroom teacher in a positive atmosphere of mutual respect. The Girls Mentor Program (Artefact 1.5) aims to support the wellbeing of junior girls by building connections with senior students. Students are selected for the program based on their individual learning and social needs. The program has the added benefit of developing student leadership skills in the senior students.

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