Mark Harris, Chantel Mirzai and Cathy Clift discuss multicultural education and how they have made their school a really inclusive place to be…
“We have a really strong understanding of our context, and balance that by keeping abreast with research and evidence. So what we try to do, particularly as a leadership team, is engage strongly with what the evidence is telling us and consider the application of the evidence in our context.”
“[We work from] this idea that all members of our school learning community - who we define as our beautiful students, our wonderful parents, our exceptionally hard-working teachers, and our leaders - are working together with this unrelenting pursuit of excellence and this feeling that every single member of our school learning community can achieve outstanding outcomes socially, emotionally and academically. And what we’ve done is to develop a vision, a mission and a school plan where every program and practice that exists is to develop collective community efficacy.”
Note for listeners: This episode was originally recorded for the JPL Podcast, hence the references to the JPL Podcast throughout.