Healthy Environments in Schools Action Team (HESAT)

Assessment of School's Climate

 A school climate can really impact a student’s ability to learn, function and engage in school activities. There are a variety of assessments that can provide you with information on the student’s perception of safety, the school environment and layout, community safety, parent involvement, and many others. By completing an assessment for your school, you can create a measurement tool to better understand the baseline from which you will be starting with and further change specific to your school and your community. We have provided some examples of assessments you can use which can be done with a small group or the entire school, in a formal or informal setting, in various classroom settings and throughout different years. The assessment tool provides you with a springboard to start creating a positive, healthy and safe environment in your school!

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