Springwood Road State School uses a multi-tiered system of support for discipline, with The Leader in Me (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) being the universal approach. This whole-school positive approach to discipline underpins every program offered through the school, including sporting activities and excursions.
The Leader in Me is an evidence-based framework used to:
• analyse and improve student behaviour and learning outcomes
• ensure that only evidence-based practices are used correctly by teachers to support all students
• continually support staff members, students and parents to maintain consistent school and classroom improvement practices.
At Springwood Road State School we believe discipline is about explicitly teaching students the skills needed to make prosocial behaviour choices to improve outcomes for all. Teachers create and maintain positive, trusting relationships and teach appropriate behaviours via daily LIM 15 and fortnightly habit lessons. These lessons are supplemented with fortnightly whole school, mixed year levelled, peer support classes taught by year 6 students.
The development of the Springwood Road State School Student Code of Conduct is an opportunity to; explain the Leader in Me (TLIM) framework to students, staff, parents, community members and gain their support to implement a consistent approach to teaching behaviour. The language and expectations of TLIM can be used in any environment, including the home. Doing everything we can do to set students up for success is a shared goal of our whole school community.
Our staff are committed to delivering robust authentic learning programs for every student, and believe all adults in the school, whether visiting or working, should meet the same TLIM expectations in place for students: Be Proactive, Begin With The End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win:Win, Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood, Synergise, Sharpen The Saw and Find Your Voice.