Belonging Through A Culture of Dignity
Radnor Township School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all families, students, and staff.
The Radnor Township School District has been focused on continuing to foster a culture of belonging through our school community. A sense of belonging is characterized by the feelings of appreciation, validation, acceptance, and fair treatment.
The Radnor Township School District has been focused on continuing to foster a culture of belonging through our school community. As part of this work, we are asking students to complete an anonymous survey. We are seeking to learn how students feel about their sense of belonging within our schools. A sense of belonging is characterized by the feelings of appreciation, validation, acceptance, and fair treatment. We are asking students to share their honest feelings about how connected they feel to their school, teachers, and peers. The results of the survey will help our school determine areas of belonging that are strengths and areas that we can improve upon.
Each question includes five response options: never true, usually not true, sometimes true, often true, and always true. For example, one of the survey questions is “People at this school are friendly to me”. The student would answer the question by selecting one of the possible responses.
There are 25 total questions. The final two questions are completely optional. We hope that students will take their time and share their honest feelings about their sense of belonging at our schools.
What is Diversity?
Diversity is understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, (dis)ability status, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
What is Equity?
Equity is an approach that ensures everyone access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers exist, and that, as a result, we all don’t start from the same place. Equity is a process that begins by acknowledging that unequal starting place and continues to correct and address the imbalance.
What is Inclusion?
Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. An inclusive organization promotes and sustains a sense of belonging; it values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its members.