School belonging policy

Kelly-Ann Allen, DeLeon L Gray, Gökmen Arslan, Kathryn Riley, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Lea Waters

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School belonging has been found to be an essential component for student wellbeing, academic outcomes, and psychological and physical health. Concerningly, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 3 students do not feel a sense of belonging to school. It is imperative that a student’s sense of school belonging is prioritised and valued within a school setting. The purpose of this policy is to outline the shared responsibility of belonging for the whole school community inclusive of parents, staff, teachers, students, and school leadership. The policy emphasises that every individual within a school community has the right to feel a sense of belonging to school and has a responsibility to help others feel a sense of belonging to school also.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Better Schools with Evidence-based Policy
Subtitle of host publicationAdaptable Policy for Teachers and School Leaders
EditorsKelly-Ann Allen, Andrea Reupert, Lindsay Oades
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781003025955
ISBN (Print)9780367458874, 9780367458898
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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