CARING SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT PROJECT
The Caring School Environment Project was a pilot programme introduced in the Metropolitan North-East Region with funding support through Beazley Implementation . The rationale for commencing this project was to provide additional opportunities for a larger number of secondary schools, who could not immediately be involved in the Managing Student Behaviour Programme, to examine and improve the caring dimensions of their schools as defined by the Beazley Report . The programme, under the chairperson of Margaret Nadebaum in 1985 and Bob Holloway in 1986 and with the direction of a steering committee, was granted a total two year budget of $22,000 .
The Caring Schools Environment Project consisted of two phases 1, planning took place in 1985 (see 1985 Report). Phase II, implementation of a programme selected by the school and evaluation of its success occurred in 1986 .The process was school based using a practising teacher as a facilitator, supported within the school by a Environment' committee .The region provided support for the facilitators by diagnosing needs through' surveys, selecting a focus need, brainstorming and evaluating solutions, choosing a solution and planning for its implementation .