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School Improvement Episode 17: Supporting migrant and refugee students
School Improvement Episode 17: Supporting migrant and refugee students

For students from a migrant or refugee background moving to a new school often means learning a new language or joining outside of the normal transition period. Noble Park Primary School Principal David Rothstadt discusses how staff support new students and their families, and create a safe learning environment.

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.

School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance
School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance

On this episode of School Improvement, Cobram Primary School Principal Matt Knight and teacher Cassie Ryan discuss an initiative that has dramatically reduced the number of unexplained and chronic student absences at the school.

Teacher resources: Cancer in the school community
Teacher resources: Cancer in the school community

The Cancer Council has launched a newly revised edition of its Cancer in the School Community resource aimed at teachers, principals and school counsellors. In today’s article we speak to a school-based psychologist about how she’s been using the resource to navigate cancer diagnoses in her school and provide support.

Podcast: A school-based student mentoring program
Podcast: A school-based student mentoring program

Participants in a school-based mentoring program, along with the program coordinator, join Teacher for this podcast to explain why partnering students with an adult mentor can encourage a higher level of engagement in school.

School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams
School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams

Headteacher of Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, Dani Lang joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast to talk about her school’s focus on staff wellbeing. Establishing the staff wellbeing team has been one of the factors in helping the school achieve a vast improvement in its Ofsted grade, and it has created a new harmony in the staffroom.

Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou
Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou was recently named the Global Teacher Prize winner. In this episode of Global Education, she speaks to Teacher about how her school partners with others in the community, why student voice is so important and how she supports the wellbeing of her students.

Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing
Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing

In an earlier Teacher article, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross discuss the need for schools to carry out regular reviews of pastoral care policies, program and practices. Here, they look in greater depth at Stage 2 – reviewing staff wellbeing.

Using student voice to improve school culture
Using student voice to improve school culture

This school in Western Australia is focused on creating a culture of continuous learning for both staff and students. To ensure everyone is on board, they’ve captured student voice through an online survey. Here, we learn how they’re using the information they’ve captured to improve school culture, and structure their approach to teaching and learning.

Do later school start times improve learning?
Do later school start times improve learning?

A review into the effects of starting school later in the day has found some promising results for teenagers struggling to get to school on time. Here we look at the research findings and we speak to a school in Australia that commences lessons at 10 am.

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