Tribes at Elizabeth Downs Primary School
E.D.P.S became a Tribes school in 2008 and the philosophy and values have become the foundation of our school community. All staff and students have a common language as we work together in classrooms and beyond as Tribes is embedded in whole school culture; classroom practice, behaviour code& school policies, and staff meetings. We feel it is important that it is how everyone works together at Elizabeth Downs, not just expectations for student behaviour. It is a learning journey we go onto together.
We aim to develop a Learning Community which:
- Develops inclusion and belonging so students, staff and visitors feel they are welcomed, valued and have a deep sense of belonging.
- Builds knowledge, skills and understanding around cooperative learning
- Develops conflict resolution skills
- Provides a common language for students and staff.
Tribes is not seen as extra work, but is established as a key element to the structure and delivery of teaching and learning at our school.