The Westall Way Learning Behaviours are a set of expectations that bring together the College’s Values, as well as the existing Code of Cooperation for Junior School, Middle School and Senior School. The learning behaviours are not a set of traditional school rules, but a set of agreed behaviours that all students should endeavor to demonstrate in College life. The Westall Way Learning Behaviours have been created by our student body, College leadership team and the Student Representative Council, in consultation with the teaching staff.
Promoting wellbeing at school can substantially improve social and emotional outcomes of young people. The Westall Way Learning Behaviours framework is based on School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS), which is a whole-school framework which provides school professionals with an approach to promote improved behaviour at their school. SWPBS has been developed from evidence and data, demonstrating the most effective ways to prevent and respond to problem behaviour at school. Research has shown that SWPBS is successful in reducing problem behaviour, improving school culture, and increasing academic performance.
Students will be rewarded for consistently displaying the learning behaviours and likewise, the learning behaviours framework will form the basis for conversation in an instance where a student is not displaying the expected behaviours in class or around the College. The Westall Way Learning Behaviours will be displayed in every classroom in the College, along with other relevant parts of this Guide. This will mean easy access for staff and students, with all stakeholders being able to reference the framework in class.