Decision Making Policy
- Renmark West Primary School operates under a democratic decision making model wherever practicable
- Decisions should always be made in the best interest of students
- Better decisions are often made when a wide variety of opinions are canvassed
- Decisions are more likely to succeed if people own them eg. they have been involved in the process
There are four levels of influence on decision making in this school:
- DECD regulations, Administrative Instructions and Guidelines. These are non-negotiable.
- Staff is responsible for making the day to day decisions for the effective running of the school. Generally these will be made at staff meetings.
- Parents may participate through the Governing Council or any of it's Sub-committees (see role statements, parental participation statement, policy writing and review, reporting to parents, parental request for review of learning materials in school policy folder).
They may also participate by attending meetings called to gauge parental opinion or by responding to surveys, questionnaires, etc. in cases where a parent has a specific concern, this can be expressed to the Principal, The Governing Council or appropriate Sub-committee.
- Student contribution through the Student Representative Council (SRC) and class meetings.