Positive and open communication between home and school helps provide students with the best chance to succeed. It is important for parents and schools to work together so that expectations are consistent and children are aware of appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, and the relevant associated disciplinary consequences.
Clear communication can ensure that parents are aware of what school behaviour expectations are, how to raise concerns with the school and how to work with schools to ensure the best outcome for their child.
Problem solving framework
In a whole-school approach to student learning, schools may use a problem solving framework when considering individual cases and developing plans. Problem-solving frameworks may vary between schools, however, many follow these steps:
- define the problem/concern
- determine the cause, including the motivation and factors that are maintaining the concern
- consider a range of potential solutions
- select an appropriate solution and develop a plan, goals and actions
- implement the plan
- evaluate the outcome.