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At Rastrick we believe a positive climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable and accepted and there is a common understanding of behavioural expectations and consequences. When students feel safe and respected both emotionally and physically, they are able to focus better on learning. These attributes are the focus of the character work in our curriculum, and daily practices with students and also forms the basis of our working relationships with colleagues, parents and community members.

The understanding of these values and expectations within our school community has been the basis of a whole school consultation on the Climate for Learning, the outcome of which is the introduction of the schools ‘Rights & Responsibilities’ charter. The charter clearly defines the ‘Rights’ of all persons at Rastrick and in addition the ‘Responsibilities’ we have as members of the Rastrick community in upholding these ‘Rights’.