Our School Climate Suite® is comprised of research-based, robust, reliable, and empirically validated instruments designed to assess the perceptions of school members: staff, teachers, students and parents/caregiver. Using the School Climate Suite® to guide improvement brings changes at the level of culture and promotes and benefits the whole school population rather than diagnosis and treatment of individuals.
School climate is a measure of people’s lived experiences, which are shaped by prevailing norms, traditions, beliefs and attitudes. The climate of a school is reflected in the daily interactions between school members, the attitudes and behaviours and the rituals practiced. Each school’s climate, like a person’s personality, is unique.
A positive school climate is crucial because it is associated with a range of student outcomes (see below), including academic, behavioural, social, and mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
Developing a positive school climate is crucial because it is associated with a range of student outcomes (see below). Our School Climate Suite® provides schools and systems with a measure of school climate from the perspectives of school members to guide and monitor improvement efforts.