Build Safe & Supportive Environments Solutions provide a comprehensive ongoing assessment of your climate and culture.Our solution allows you to evaluate current school climate,make improvements with targeted best-practice strategies,and support students' social-emotional needs.

We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:

  • What are stakeholders' perceptions of school climate and culture?
  • How supported do teachers and students feel in the teaching and learning experience?
  • What are best practices for improving areas of weakness in our school climate?
  • How well do we meet students' social-emotional needs and ensure students from diverse backgrounds feel supported at school?

Hanover's Build Safe & Supportive Environments Solution

Hanover will leverage the experience and methodology expertise of our team to deliver a comprehensive,mixed-methods strategy to support your goals.

School Climate Survey

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Create a positive learning environment

Survey students,parents,and staff to understand perceptions of the school and its academic and social environment,as well as perceptions of engagement and leadership.When performed annually,the climate survey can be used to create baseline data for incoming administrators,track longitudinal progress,and communicate with stakeholders.

Best Practice Strategies for Climate Improvement Areas

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Improve climate with evidence-based practices

Identify evidence-based strategies to improve areas of weakness in your climate and equip leaders with the knowledge to build a safe and supportive environment to support student success.

Social-Emotional Skills & Needs Assessment

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Support social-emotional learning

Survey students,parents,and staff to identify strengths and gaps in supporting students' social-emotional skills and perceptions of ongoing programming.


  • Identify key school environment issues that impact academic outcomes (i.e.,engagement,safety,and bullying)
  • Build student,staff,and parent engagement
  • Improve climate for all members of the community,including minorities,English learners,special education students,parents,and staff
  • Support long-term student success by uncovering strengths and gaps in meeting the social-emotional needs of students

A Word from One of Our K-12 Education Clients:

When deciding to engage with Hanover,we were impressed by the library of materials that were timely and relevant for many of our current strategies.We are currently embarking on a strategic planning process,where we will develop outcomes,focus areas and initiatives based on the needs of our students and community.The information base will be essential as we make critical decisions that will impact our district for the next several years.With increased demands on data-based decisions that are relevant,effective and high-leverage,an external thought partner and research library is definitely a good investment.

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– Stacey Gray Akyea,Director,Department of Research,Evaluation and Assessment Staff;Saint Paul Public Schools

Whatever your goals,Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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