Student Welfare and Management
There is an expectation at Duffy that children behave responsibly and respectfully. Our student management practices at Duffy supports students in the development of appropriate social and problem solving skills while fostering self-discipline and tolerance. We aim to create a caring and supportive environment in which teachers can exercise their right to teach and students their right to learn without interruption.
Unacceptable behavior results in teacher intervention. This can take the form of counseling and, if necessary, time out. At Duffy we use restorative practices which focuses on relationships. When something happens it has the potential to harm and damage relationships. When relationships are damaged, we need to look at what happened, to acknowledge the impact, to repair any harm and to rebuild and strengthen relationships.
Underpinning our management practices is the principle that teachers, students and parents have a responsibility for strengthening relationships in the school community. We work together to build relationships and to resolve conflicts and issues. The values articulated in Duffy Cares underpin the positive culture that we build together.
The Relations and Values Policy and the Playground and Class Management Procedures flowcharts outline the practices used to support student welfare and management in the school.
To ensure access and equity in the provision of education, like all government schools Duffy has established an Equity Fund to support the needs of students who might not otherwise be in a position to participate in activities. All support is carried out in strictest confidence