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Schools of Substance

The culture of a school and it's community is based on a set of shared values and behaviours.

The Schools of Substance Program is a 1 to 3 year culture journey that supports you to create a human-centred school environment by developing a community-wide mindset, skillset and co-creating shared expectations about how every individual in the community 'shows up' and engages with each other.

It's quite a simple concept:

  • teach people (staff, students and parents/carers) to understand what it is to be 'human' and what makes us tick. This is about navigating human complexity through the lens of neuroscience - and it's both fascinating and fun!
  • support and expect people to show up as their best selves - to engage in exceptional self-leadership and consistently employ strategies to maintain great working and teaching relationships and psychological safety

  • teach people how to have powerful, human-centred conversations - how to build trust in conversations; how to manage emotions; how to facilitate insightful thinking and problem-solving; and how to keep people focused on 'useful'

This program aims to build the fundamentals of a 'wellness' culture and a productive environment - collaboration, creativity, trust-based responsibility, professionalism, equity, powerful communication, self-leadership and of course, school and team leadership.