Teaching and learning

Student voice influences decisions made about teaching and learning at a classroom level and a strategic school-wide level.

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Students:

Participate in the identification of valued outcomes for learning

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Contribute to planning so that contexts are authentic and engaging

Understand the expectations for their learning

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Use a range of processes and communication tools that enable them to share voice in a timely and authentic way

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Analyse their assessment results and contribute to planning next learning steps

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Can discuss their specific learning needs with each other and the teacher to give and receive feedback

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Success Criteria

Students expect to contribute to decisions about their next steps for learning.

Teachers:

Actively seek and use student voice to identify valued learning outcomes

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Establish class processes and communication tools that enable students to share their voices in a timely and authentic way

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Establish clear expectations for learning (e.g., through explicit learning intentions, exemplars, and progressions)

Include student voice in the development of the classroom curriculum

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Develop class systems to include students in planning next learning steps

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Are inquirers into their own practice and impact and incorporate a response to student voice in their inquiry

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Provide regular opportunities for students to discuss their learning, progress, and achievement

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Inform students of the changes they have made as a result of student voice

Success Criteria

Teachers' planning decisions are informed by students' views of their own needs.

School Leaders:

Have confidence in the power of student voice and know how it can be used to raise student achievement

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Model practices that ensure that students are partners in learning

Ensure that systems, processes, and communication tools are aligned so that student voice can contribute to all key areas of strategic and school-wide planning

Are inquirers into their own leadership impact and incorporate response to student voice in their inquiry

Ensure the collection and use of purposeful student voice that will inform teacher and school-wide planning decisions

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Include student voice in the identification of valued learning outcomes and the development of the school curriculum

Success Criteria

Leaders expect that teaching decisions will be informed by student voice.

The school has tools, guidelines and procedures that:

Ensure that student voice is embedded across the curriculum and within the teaching and learning frameworks

Include systems, processes, and communication tools that support the collection of student voice data in a timely and authentic manner

Enable the collection and use of student voice from across the school so that it can be used for strategic planning

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Educate parents and the community about teaching and learning, including the role of student voice

Success Criteria

Assessment data and evidence is easily accessed by leaders, teachers, students, and the community.

Students:

Participate in the identification of valued outcomes for learning

Understand the expectations for their learning

Analyse their assessment results and contribute to planning next learning steps

Can discuss their specific learning needs with each other and the teacher to give and receive feedback

Contribute to planning so that contexts are authentic and engaging

Use a range of processes and communication tools that enable them to share voice in a timely and authentic way

Teachers:

Actively seek and use student voice to indentify valued learning outcomes

Establish clear expectations for learning (e.g., through explicit learning intentions, exemplars, and progressions)

Develop class systems to include students in planning next learning steps

Provide regular opportunities for students to discuss their learning, progress, and achievement

Establish class processes and communication tools that enable students to share their voices in a timely and authentic way

Include student voice in the development of the classroom curriculum

Are inquirers into their own practice and impact and incorporate a response to student voice in their inquiry

Inform students of the changes they have made as a result of student voice

School Leaders:

Have confidence in the power of student voice and know how it can be used to raise student achievement

Ensure that systems, processes, and communication tools are aligned so that student voice can contribute to all key areas of strategic and school-wide planning

Ensure the collection and use of purposeful student voice that will inform teacher and school-wide planning decisions

Include student voice in the identification of valued learning outcomes and the development of the school curriculum

Model practices that ensure that students are partners in learning

Are inquirers into their own leadership impact and incorporate response to student voice in their inquiry

The school has tools, guidelines, and procedures that:

Ensure that student voice is embedded across the curriculum and within the teaching and learning frameworks

Include systems, processes, and communication tools that support the collection of student voice data in a timely and authentic manner

Enable the collection and use of student voice from across the school so that it can be used for strategic planning

Educate parents and the community about teaching and learning, including the role of student voice

Members of the wider school community:

Have a voice in developing learning outcomes and the curriculum

Can articulate where their children are at, where they need to be, and how to get there in all learning areas

Expect their children to be knowledgeable about the learning needs and next steps

Members of the wider school community:

Have a voice in developing learning outcomes and the curriculum

LEARNING STORIES +

Can articulate where their children are at, where they need to be, and how to get there in all learning areas

Expect their children to be knowledgeable about their learning needs and next steps

Success Criteria

The community values the views of its children and expects them to be confident in discussing their learning needs.