At Ainslie Parklands Primary School in Croydon, we actively promote the development of our school values: respect, responsibility and resilience. We believe that all students, staff and parents all have the right to work, learn and grow in a safe and welcoming environment. To this end we are developing our school program to support the implementation of the following initiatives.
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)
School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures. Through implementing this framework, schools are assisted to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.
At Ainslie Parklands Primary School, we use the framework to explicitly teach our school values of respect, responsibility and resilience and provide the students with an opportunity demonstrate and articulate their understanding.
When SWPBS is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:
- increased respectful and positive behaviour
- increased time focused on instruction
- improved social-emotional wellbeing
- positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
- increased adoption of evidence-based instructional practices
- a predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and increased attendance
A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence improves through study and practice. Children with a growth mindset tend to see challenges as opportunities to grow because they understand that they can improve their abilities by pushing themselves. If something is hard, they understand it will push them to get better.
At APPS, the genuine application of a growth mindset is an expectation of all staff. The language inherit within this process forms the basis of our dialogue, both formal and informal with students and the wider community.
Zones of Regulation
The Zones of Regulation is a behavioural approach used to teach self-regulation by categorising all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four coloured zones.
At Ainslie Parklands Primary School, the zones framework provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts.