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The purpose of this policy is to outline the values of our school community and explain the vision, mission and objectives of our school.
Beaufort Secondary College is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.
The programs and teaching at Beaufort Secondary College support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
This policy outlines our school’s vision, mission, objective, values and expectations for our school community. This policy is available on our school website, our staff induction handbook, and enrolment/transition packs.
To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we
Beaufort Secondary College’s vision is to: Nurturing | Inspiring | Empowering
Beaufort Secondary College’s vision is to: To empower learners for tomorrow to reach their full potential through inclusive and enriching experiences
Our school’s objectives are considered as part of the 4 yearly strategic planning process and reflected in the goals listed in our current School Strategic Plan (SSP). We also develop an Annual Implementation Plan to operationalise the goals and key improvement strategies contained in our SSP.
Beaufort Secondary College identified three key areas for our school to focus on to assist in developing and defining our school culture: Respectful Relationships, High Expectations and Excellence. We worked through a consultative process to define and ‘behaviourise’ each of these areas. In doing so, we created a framework of behaviours for that students and staff are required to exhibit in order to demonstrate they are promoting each of the focus areas.
Our school values were developed using a collaborative and consultative process involving staff, students, parents and the broader school community. Our values to link directly with each of the key focus areas of Respectful Relationships, High Expectations and Excellence. Our focus areas and values provide the basis for a school philosophy to be enacted.
Beaufort Secondary College acknowledges that the behaviour of staff, parents, carers and students has an impact on our school community and culture. We acknowledge a shared responsibility to create a positive learning environment for the children and young people at our school.
As principals and school leaders, we will:
As teachers and non-teaching school staff, we will:
As parents and carers, we will:
As students, we will:
As community members, we will:
Schools are not public places, and the Principal has the right to permit or deny entry to school grounds (for more information, see our Visitors Policy).
Unreasonable behaviour that is demonstrated by school staff, parents, carers, students or members of our school community will not be tolerated at school, or during school activities.
Unreasonable behaviour includes:
Harassment, bullying, violence, aggression, threatening behaviour and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at our school.
Unreasonable behaviour and/or failure to uphold the principles of this Statement of Values and School Philosophy may lead to further investigation and the implementation of appropriate consequences by the Principal.
At the Principal’s discretion, unreasonable behaviour may be managed by:
Inappropriate student behaviour will be managed in accordance with our school’s Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy and Bullying Prevention Policy.
Our Statement of Values and School Philosophy ensures that everyone in our school community will be treated with fairness and respect. In turn, we will strive to create a school that is inclusive and safe, where everyone is empowered to participate and learn.
This policy will be communicated to our school community in the following ways:
Available publicly on our school’s website
Included in Staff Induction Pack
Included in staff induction processes
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