This framework is a summary of current knowledge about learner wellbeing that is strongly grounded in local practice. It has been developed to support sites from child care to senior secondary schools to take an inquiry-minded approach to the improvement of wellbeing for all learners.
The DECS Learner Wellbeing Framework is designed to support the development and improvement of the wellbeing of all learners by:
promoting a common understanding, consistent approaches and shared commitment to the development of learner wellbeing
providing a strategic framework that connects and makes coherent a range of initiatives, projects, policies and practices, including the South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability (SACSA) Framework (DETE 2001)
providing a tool that can be used to map, audit and strengthen site and educator capacity to support and improve the wellbeing of all learners
encouraging the participation in an inquiry approach to the improvement of learner wellbeing of all site community members: leaders, educators, learners, parents and other partners
assisting sites to identify learners whose wellbeing may be at risk and allocating appropriate support
promoting collaborative and cross-agency pathways of support to improve wellbeing.
Department of Education and Children’s Services, State of South Australia 2007