Operational Goal Overall Implementation Status
All students and staff will be supported and affirmed in the areas
of cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being with the
acknowledgement of how these contribute to self and spiritual
well-being

 

Implementing our Strategies – Student Well-Being

Lead Strategies Status
Learning Services Build the capacity of staff and administrators to develop a deeper understanding of themselves
and their practices that promote culturally relevant and responsive schools and classrooms.
Learning Services Build the capacity of students, staff, parents/caregivers and community members to develop
strong positive relationships that promote student achievement and well-being:

  • Student to Staff
  • Student to Student
  • Staff to Staff
  • Staff to Parent/Caregivers
  • Staff to Community
Learning Services Build the capacity of students, staff, parents/caregivers and community members to promote
the conditions for learning:

  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Safe and Accepting Schools
  • Positive Mental Health
  • Healthy Schools
Learning Services Develop processes and professional learning for early identification of in-risk students to facilitate
access to both WRDSB and community resources, supports and services
Learning Services Establish engagement processes that facilitate effective communication and feedback to support
the implementation and monitoring of student well-being:

  • School Improvement Plans
  • Safe Caring and Inclusive School Teams and Leads
  • Advisory Committees
  • Surveys
Business Services Implement the recommendations contained in the “Design Guidelines for K to 12 Outdoor Play and Learning Environments
Business Services Identify strategies to continue to increase access to gender-neutral washrooms

Key Performance Indicators – Highlights

Monitoring Implementation

  • Survey data about learning at sessions to determine:
    • Participants reactions
    • Participants learning
    • Participant understanding as it relates to their understanding of:
      • Identity
      • Social Location
      • Cultural Competence
      • Power and Privilege
  • A comprehensive list of resources, supports and services, with clear pathways to intervention and care that are linked to the strategies identified within the student¬†well-being dashboard
  • Students identified and referred through the Student Support Model – School-Based Teams/Student Success Teams, Multidisciplinary Teams to access specialized support or program services

Monitoring Outcomes

  • Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools (Middle Years Development Instrument) survey data – establishing a baseline for all schools
  • EQAO results: both attitudinal and achievement data
  • Number of types of student referrals tracked through the Supports for Students (S4S) system.

 

Implementing our Strategies – Staff Well-Being

Lead Strategies Status
Human Resource
Services
Provide learning opportunities for staff on well-being
Human Resource
Services
Refine and implement measures of staff well-being
Human Resource
Services
Increase awareness of organizational benefits and programs that support the employees
psycho-social well-being
Human Resource
Services
Support a Psychologically Healthy Workplace by adopting the Standard and through creating
targeted programming that addresses the National Standard workplace factors
Human Resource
Services
Expand fair and equitable recruitment, hiring and promotion through enhanced diversity
hiring of school staff and system leaders
Human Resource
Services
Build leaders capacity focused on equity, inclusion and human rights through the creation of
mandatory professional development for system leaders
Human Resource
Services
Develop a consistent approach to the collection and application of voluntarily provided staff
identity data
Human Resource
Services
To foster safe learning and working environments by ensuring comprehensive workplace health
and safety inspections are occurring at our sites by our Workplace Inspection Teams (WIT’s)
Corporate Services Conduct an audit of communication tools, expectations and workflow and implement key
recommendations
Corporate Services Redevelop the staff website to provide an easy-to-use platform for information sharing and interaction  
Business Services Support physical resources in classrooms to ensure a productive learning environment for staff and students

Key Performance Indicators – Highlights

Monitoring Implementation

  • Number of staff and system leaders who participate in training and learning sessions
  • Increase in the rate of participation in the two staff well-being surveys (Guarding Minds at Work and Plasticity Insight Surveys)
  • Survey data about learning sessions to determine:
    • Participants reactions
    • Participants learning
    • Participants beliefs and attitudes
    • Use of new knowledge and skill
    • Organizational support and change

Monitoring Outcomes

  • Course evaluations and analysis of system leaders survey
  • Guarding Minds at Work and Plasticity Insight survey results
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program utilization data