5. The board supports senior leadership in the implementation and oversight of the Equity and Inclusive Education Policy (AOF2).
Trustees and senior system leaders are updated on requirements for policy development and implementation of equity and inclusive education.
Trustees and senior system leaders participate in professional learning opportunities on equity and inclusive education practices.
School and system leaders have the achievement and well-being of all students at the core of their decision making.
The board receives progress reports on implementation of EIEP.
The board makes decisions which support implementation of the EIEP.
Trustees connect boardroom deliberations and decisions to the board’s policy commitment to equitable and inclusive schools.
6. System leaders are committed to identifying and removing discriminatory biases and systemic barriers to learning (AOF2).
The board’s EIE committee reviews the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA) to identify any discriminatory biases and systemic barriers that may have a negative impact on student learning, and provides advice to system leaders on steps that could be taken.
System leaders establish goals and plans in their schools and departments for equity and inclusive education.
System leaders draw upon the leadership practices and personal leadership resources as described in the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) to influence positive school and board practices.
System leaders monitor, support and provide feedback to staff on implementation of equitable and inclusive practices in schools and departments.
System leaders facilitate the sharing of effective practices in equity and inclusive education among schools and departments.
A demonstrable reduction in discriminatory biases and systemic barriers in relation to student learning is evident across schools within the board.
School and system leaders actively work to prevent discriminatory biases and systemic barriers from developing in the learning environment.
System leaders support risk-taking and innovation in equity and inclusive education.
System leaders recognize staff for their leadership in demonstrating equitable and inclusive school practices.
System leaders actively promote a culture of openness and receptivity to diverse opinions and perspectives among staff, students, parents, families and community.
7. Discriminatory biases and systemic barriers are identified and removed in all instruction and support services to students (AOF2).
Strategies are developed at the classroom, school and department levels, and take into account the perspectives and experiences of students, staff and community.
Plans are implemented at the classroom, school and department levels to identify and remove discrimination and systemic barriers.
System leaders guide, monitor and assess actions taken to remove discrimination and systemic barriers in all instruction and support services to students.
Actions taken to remove discrimination and systemic barriers are shared among staff in schools and departments.
School and system leaders actively work to prevent new discriminatory biases and systemic learning from developing in all instruction and support services to students.