Residential Specialist Schools
RSS Only Pathway
We will create a relationship-based therapeutic milieu which is responsive to individual needs.
We will involve students, whanau and IWS in creating student learning goals.
We will seek ways to engage every student.
We will keep students physically and psychologically safe.
We will listen to and respond to students respectfully and model restorative practice even if their behaviour is hostile.
We will uphold students’ dignity and privacy.
We will have professional and collaborative partnerships to best meet student needs.
We will model contagious calmness, persistence and resilience.
We will recognise students’ potential and build on their strengths.
We will provide a range of activities where students can relax, play and have fun.
We will ensure students can make mistakes without fear.
We will accommodate students’ physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and cultural needs.
We will reflect on our practice and look for how we can do things better.
We will ensure students experience and celebrate success.
We will ensure that consequences are a learning opportunity.
We will capture the collective student voice to improve our practice.
We will provide opportunities for students to ask for help or advocacy.
We will provide a programme that is consistent and responsive to individual student needs.
We will give students an opportunity to be part of decision-making that affects them.
We will support students to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas.