Assurance Elements

Parkland School Division implements a total of sixteen elements within four domains to provide assurance. 

Assurance Elements in the Domain of Student Growth and Achievement

Element 1: Students Demonstrate Success

Students demonstrate success in prescribed provincial learning outcomes and, further, demonstrate positive, personal characteristics that contribute to success and resilience. 

Element 2: Students Demonstrate Well-being

Students engage in healthy and fulfilling social behaviours and invest in their own well-being, while promoting a positive sense of self and belonging in others. 

Assurance Elements in the Domain of Teaching and Leading

Element 3: Teachers and Leaders Model, Promote and Support Success and Wellness

Teachers and leaders demonstrate a commitment to a comprehensive and integrated approach to success and wellness. 

Element 4: Teachers and Leaders Promote Literacy and Numeracy

Teachers and leaders design, deliver and share purposeful, essential, relevant and authentic teaching and assessment practices to promote student achievement with a focus on literacy and numeracy. 

Element 5: Teachers and Leaders Collaborate

Teachers and leaders utilize a variety of collaborative structures to respond to learning needs and to promote optimum learning. 

Element 6: Teachers and Leaders Engage in Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Teachers and leaders demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous perspectives and allocate resources in order to support our Indigenous students’ success and well-being. 

Element 7: Teacher and Leaders Demonstrate Provincial Quality Standards

Teachers and leaders are accountable to a standard of professional conduct and a standard of professional practice through collaborative engagement in processes of growth, supervision and evaluation. 

Assurance Elements in the Domain of Learning Supports

Element 8: The System Support Infrastructure Enables Success and Well-being

School division staff develop the infrastructure to support learning and well-being, and to meet the needs of students and their families, staff and school communities. 

Element 9: The Learning Community is Inclusive, Supportive and Adaptable

School staff modify and adapt learning environments as necessary to support each learner’s needs, emphasizing a sense of community, a connection with families, and high expectations for all students. 

Element 10: The Learning Community Promotes Care, Respect and Safety

School staff develop a learning environment that is welcoming, caring, respectful and safe.

Element 11: The Learning Community Values Relationships and Community Support

School staff foster healthy lifestyle choices and positive peer relationships and staff are able to utilize cross-ministry initiatives and wraparound services to enhance conditions for optimal learning. 

Assurance Elements in the Domain of Governance

Element 12: Trustees Foster Quality Learning and Wellness

Trustees establish, monitor and govern a system of education that promotes student achievement through quality learning, and that fosters wellness for all staff and students. 

Element 13: Trustees Engage, Listen and Advocate

Trustees consider and represent community perspectives and advocate, in a manner consistent with the Board’s Vision, Mission and Values. 

Element 14: Trustees Demonstrate Responsibility

Trustees attend to governance actions and allocate fiscal resources in alignment with the Division’s priorities and in accordance with all statutory, regulatory and disclosure requirements. Legislation, policies and regulations provide clarity regarding the roles and responsibilities of education partners in manners of governance. 

Element 15: Trustees Plan for Continual Improvement

Trustees employ a cycle of continual improvement to inform ongoing planning and priority setting, and to further develop capacity. 

Element 16: Trustees Foster Community Relationships

Trustees promote positive community relationships within the Division and across the province, and engage with partners in education in a timely, frank and constructive manner.