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KGS Homework Policy and Behaviour Management Consultation

The Homework Policy and Behaviour Management System at Keith Grammar School are both currently under review. Documents relating to this can be downloaded here.

The school are keen to hear views from parents on these documents. If you would like contribute to the consultation, please contact school directly or use our contact form to ensure that your views are heard.

Just for fun, take our quick homework poll.
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A Brief Introduction to GIRFEC, SHANARRI, and “My World”.

GIRFEC

Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) is the Scottish Government’s drive to improve outcomes for all children. The aim is that all children in Scotland are given every opportunity to develop to their full potential to become confident, responsible, and productive members of society.

Curriculum for Excellence referrs to this as the Four Capacities which aim to enable every child to become a:

  • successful learner
  • confident individual
  • responsible citizen
  • effective contributor

In order to meet these goals, an agreed definition of wellbeing has been created. It is summarised in the Wellbeing Wheel.

SHANARRI

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The acronym SHANARRI is formed from the eight indicators of wellbeing:

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

All of these wellbeing indicators are necessary for a child or young person to reach their potential. They are used to record observations, events and concerns and as an aid to creating an individual plan for a child.

My World

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The My World triangle is a pictorial representation of an assessment tool used with individual children to determine which of their needs are being met, and where support is needed. As a parent, I find it a useful reminder of what my child needs from his family, friends, school, and society generally.

For more information, visit the Wellbeing section of the Scottish Government website (link is external).