Developing a positive school culture for wellbeing is vital for achieving the desired outcomes for student wellbeing. Schools promote wellbeing by enacting their vision, values, goals and priorities in their curriculum and associated learning and teaching practices. The capability to respond well to a particular event is often determined by the way in which the school's culture of wellbeing enables and supports leaders and teachers to respond.
The following section uses the evaluation and reasoning processes framework to help schools evaluate how well they are promoting the wellbeing of all students.
To evaluate the promotion of student wellbeing through our school vision, values and wellbeing priorities and
how well the school curriculum promotes wellbeing, ask:
> What do we want to know about this?
> What might our focus be and why?
> What have we been doing related to this?
To find out more about a particular aspect of our curriculum, or togauge the views of our school community (leaders, teachers, students, parents and whānau and others in the community), ask:
> What do we need to investigate?
> How might we do that?
> What do we already know?
> What data do we have that we could use?
> Whose perspectives should we seek and why?
To make sense of the data/information gathered, ask:
> What is the data we have gathered telling us?
> How do we feel about this?
> Is this what we expected to find?
> Are there any surprises?
> Is there anything we need to explore this further?
> What insights could others provide on our analysis?
To decide what particular action(s) to take, ask:
> What do we need to do and why?
> What changes are needed?
> Do we have the capability to do this?
> What support might we need?
> Who should we involve?
To know whether actions have had the desired impact, ask:
> How well are we promoting wellbeing in our school?
> What's working well and what do we need to change?
> How do we know?
> What evidence do we have?
> Do we need to do something different? Why?
> What do we want to keep doing? Stop doing?
> Are we getting the outcomes we wanted? How do we know?