The ACT Education Directorate’s approach to student wellbeing is based on two frameworks:
Australian Student Wellbeing Framework
This Framework is part of a national approach to supporting schools to build safe school communities. The framework outlines a vision which includes creating learning environments which are free from bullying, harassment, aggression and violence; and provides a set of guiding principles which assist school communities to develop positive and practical student safety and wellbeing policies.
Engaging Schools Framework
The aim of the Engaging Schools Framework is to provide a platform for conversations upon which schools can discuss their approach to engaging all of their students.
The Framework and ensuing conversations are intended to:
- provide a common language and shared frame of reference for all stakeholders who play a part in supporting schools to engage all students in the ACT (including teachers, schools, community organisations and government);
- identify, promote and share examples of good practice and effective strategies drawn from international research and the practical experiences of public schools in the ACT;
- support the development of an approach to guide schools and their communities to implement good practices.
The following Positive Behaviour, Mental Health and Wellbeing Approaches align with the principles of these frameworks:
- Positive Mental Health
- Inclusive and welcoming environments for all
- Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
- Support for Teachers including Professional Learning
- Social Emotional Learning Approaches
- Protective Behaviours Education
- Gender Equality and Respectful Relationships
- Supporting Students Engagement in High School
- Restorative Practice
- Inclusion and Wellbeing Case Studies