Introducing Psychological Safety for schools

What is it? How do you create it? How do you measure it? What are the benefits?

In this workshop, our in-house Registered Psychologist Abby Dale-Bates will introduce the importance of Psychological Safety in schools.

Children and teenagers in a school or classroom community are much like members of a team in an organisation, and for the community to thrive, they must feel safe to share their ideas, ask questions, learn from mistakes, and take interpersonal risks.

Psychological safety in the school context can be defined as having the belief that you will not be humiliated or teased for the ideas you offer, for asking questions and embracing mistakes.

When adopted in the school ethos, students don't worry about how they are perceived by other students, and students know and accept that asking questions and making mistakes is crucial to learning. Research has shown there to be a relationship between psychological safety at school and student wellbeing. In addition, when the psychological safety of teachers was high, so too was students' wellbeing - they demonstrated increased levels of self-confidence, which in turn led to enhanced student development.

Want to hear more about psychological safety, how you create it in your school, how you measure it and the benefits?


Join us at ISNZ Annual Conference!

This workshop has been organised for senior leadership roles attending the ISNZ 2022 Annual Conference in Wellington on August 19.