Cultivating the culture of your school matters.
For many students, attending school can feel psychologically and physically unsafe. They may encounter coercive discipline practices, bullying, and other adverse experiences that make them feel that school is an uncaring place. Research demonstrates that the lack of a sense of safety and belonging at school can have a detrimental impact on student achievement and interfere with students reaching their full potential. In contrast, a positive and supportive learning environment has been shown to boost academic outcomes leading to improved grades, test scores, and student engagement.