Pupil Needs Identification Model
PUPIL BASIC NEEDS
These are the most fundamental, top-priority needs of a pupil. While meeting these needs do not automatically lead to high pupil motivation, failure to meet these needs will result in dissatisfaction in a pupil with school or life, hence seriously compromising his/her ability to learn and develop. These are similar to the Hygiene Factors in Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory and the lower level needs in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
These are the higher level needs of a pupil. Meeting these needs is important in creating positive pupil engagement and raising pupil morale, thereby enhancing their growth and development. These are similar to the Motivators in Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory and the higher level needs in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
PUPIL DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS
These are needs identified by the school/MOE based on the future needs of the pupils when they join the workforce or move on to the next level of education. Essentially these needs are met through the main curriculum and the co-curriculum offered by the school. The school-identified developmental needs may or may not be aligned with the expectations of the pupils. If they are aligned with a pupil’s expectations, then the pupil will be naturally motivated and driven for success. If they are not aligned with a pupil’s expectations, then the school would need to bridge the gap through counseling, engagement talks, and guidance programme.
About the Pupil Well-Being (PW) Department
Every EVGian a distinct citizen of character
We develop in our students the values and social-emotional competencies needed to make a positive difference for themselves and then to their family, community and nation.
The Pupil Well-being Department aims to inculcate in students the core values and develop in them the key social-emotional competencies through the various key developmental programmes - Citizenship and Character Development (CCD), Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP), Sexuality Education (Sed), Education and Career Guidance (ECG) and the various support programmes (Counselling Intervention, Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS), Special Needs Support).
The Citizenship and Character Development (CCD) lessons are centered on the core values of:
and the key social-emotional competencies:
- Social Awareness
- Relationship Management
- Responsible Decision Making
The Pupil Well-being Department also seeks to work closely with parents through Parent-Teacher Meetings, informal discussions with form teachers and by providing all students with a Holistic Development Profile to keep parents updated on their child’s progress in his/ her journey to develop these values and competencies.