Safe Schools Action Plan

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School Name: Emily Carr PS           Date: June 22, 2018

Safe School Action Team Composition - Please indicate the number of representatives in the following categories:

Students:  10     Teaching Staff:    3     Non-Teaching Staff:   1        Parents:   1      Community:  1      Admin: 2

Points for Consideration:

 Effective Action Plans consider the following 
 sources of information:

  • Sustainable Strategies information and checklist
  • Current survey results and analysis
  • Survey trends
  • Suspension reports
  • Feedback about Safe Schools initiatives
  • Feedback from staff about school climate
  • Focus groups of students and educational partners
  • Audits of physical plant
  • Review of existing programs and policies
  • Information and input from community members and parents
  • Violent incident reports
  • Office referrals

 Effective Safe Schools Programs:

  • Are comprehensive in nature
  • Focus on skills
  • Select appropriate targets for change
  • Include peers in the delivery of the program
  • Include parents
  • Attempt to change the larger environment
  • Attend to the implementation issues

 

 After completing the School Assessment Checklist, Identify your schools Stage of Change

 

Total Score

Stage

Prevention

47

2

Policy and Procedures

23

2

Intervention

26

3

School Climate

52

3

 After completing the Safe Schools Assessment Checklist, examining the survey data with your team, and reviewing other sources of information consider some of the following questions to help guide discussion and move you towards developing and selecting your school goal(s).

  1. In what ways is Safe Schools imbedded into your school’s curricular programs? Are programs evidence based and age appropriate? Do gaps by grade or subject area exist?
  2. Do staff know and consistently apply policies and procedures in line with Ministry of Education requirements? What type of ongoing training is available?
  3. Do all stakeholders feel welcome and involved in your school and its activities? What gaps, if any, are evident?
  4. Overall, is there sustainability to Safe Schools initiatives/ programs?  Consider the number of “one off” programs versus continuous initiatives / programs.  What programs appear to have buy-in and are showing success?  Which programs need to be reviewed?
  5. What is the anonymous reporting system at your school? Do you feel this method is working well for your students?  What evidence do you have to support this?
  6. In what ways are stakeholders involved in the plan’s development, implementation and review of outcomes?

 Based on the information gathered from the points for consideration on page one, the Safe Schools Reflection completed in Spring 2011, identify up to 3 goals the school plans to implement.  Complete the template below for each goal the team has identified. 

 Goal #1

Specific Goal:

 

Addressing on-line/social media behaviour

 

 

 

 

Specific Implementation Strategies:

 

 

  1. Create awareness about the affects
    on-line behaviours – initiating, responding, sharing txts/images/messages
  2. Creating awareness about monitoring, supervising, intervening with parents.
  3. Re-visit/revise “BYOD” and Tech Policy

 

 

 

Timelines:

 

 

Sept- on-going

Indicators of Success:

 

- Positive discussions about behaviour, responsibilities, taking ownership of on-line behavior

-  Reduction in on-line incidents

Is this goal related to:

 

Prevention ___x___

Policy & Procedure ____

Intervention _____

School Climate ______

Stakeholders involved in the implementation and outcome of this goal:

 

Teachers _x___  Students ___x__
Support Staff __x__

Parents ___x___ Admin ___x___
Community __x____

How will you communicate this goal to stakeholders:

 

- Parent Council

- E-News

- LEAD programming

 

Goal #2

Specific Goal:

 

Raising awareness about Board policy/procedures

 

 

 

 

Specific Implementation Strategies:

 

  1. Promote Code of Conduct – make it visible, consistent, accessible
  2. Create link to Board “Safe Schools” resources.
  3. Distributing and communicating materials/resources to Parent Council

 

 

 

Timelines:

 

Sept - Oct

Indicators of Success:

 

- Consistent understanding of Code of Conduct

- Shared understanding of the responses and responsibilities related to issues

- Staff become consistent in their responses and re-direct to admin as required

Is this goal related to:

 

Prevention ______

Policy & Procedure __x__

Intervention _____

School Climate ______

Stakeholders involved in this plan:

 

Teachers __x__  Students __x___
Support Staff __x__

Parents ___x___ Admin __x____
Community __x____

How will you communicate this goal to stakeholders:

- Parent Council – post to FB

- E-News

- Staff meetings to support staff awareness

 

 Goal #3

Specific Goal:

 

Encouraging discussion about “bullying”

 

 

 

 

Specific Implementation Strategies:

 

  1. Providing clear understanding of “bullying” vs “mean” or “hurtful” behaviours with staff and parents.
  2. Intentionally working on strategies to promote resilience and self-confidence related to small-scale peer conflicts.
  3. Using Board resources to define/identify “bullying” in all it’s forms

Timelines:

 

Sept -ongoing

Indicators of Success:

 

- Shared understanding of when and why and how “bullying” situations occur

- Students feel confident and resilient when facing “mean” or “hurtful” behaviours (small scale peer conflicts)

- Parents have a shared understanding of what, when, how, and why “bullying” is

Is this goal related to:

 

Prevention ______

Policy & Procedure __x__

Intervention _____

School Climate ______

Stakeholders involved in this plan:

 

Teachers __x__  Students _x____
Support Staff _x___

Parents ___x___ Admin ___x___
Community ____x__

How will you communicate this goal to stakeholders:

- Parent Council

- E-News – articles

- Guest speakers – online safety, presenters

Next Safe Schools Action Team Meeting Dates:

#2- _____October 2018

#3- ___________________       

Reminder: Safe Schools will provide ½ day coverage for meetings within the school day for a maximum of 2 Safe Schools Action Plan meetings.

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