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HOD- Social Justice - Senior School

​Deirdre Burrell
 Staffroom - Year Coordinators Office D Block
 

The HOD Social Justice works within the school community to promote a supportive school environment for all students, but especially those students at risk.

 
The HOD Social Justice:
 
  • Assists the Year Co-ordinators by identifying patterns and trends with at risk students and develops a strong parent/school partnership.  This is accomplished by coordinating the large range of support personnel such as Guidance Officer, School Chaplain, School Nurse, School Police, Youth Coordinators and external agencies. 
  • Works closely with the Senior Executive and is responsible for coordinating student care and wellbeing activities and leading a range of specialise support personnel.

  • Leads the  Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) which is a framework that uses data for decision making to modify and design policies and procedures and create a support school environment for all. To capture all the positive outcomes of students, we have implemented Positive Behaviour Cards.  These create an opportunity for staff to acknowledge positive behaviour by signing student’s cards.  Students are able to gain a range of rewards for completed cards.  Other positives include email, telephones, signed planners or writing books and postcards.

  • Manages the Positive Behaviour Classroom (PBC). This room is where we teach students to take responsibility for their actions by learning to think on their own, to respect the rights of others, to make effective plans that are solution focused, for a positive return to class and to build self-confidence.