Here you can access all the latest webinars, documents and other resources that we have compiled to help share best practise amongst schools

Fair Education: Principles for Effective Family and Community Engagement

Since 2018, 65 NSW schools worked together with coaches, families and communities to implement initiatives to strengthen family and community engagement. This report explores learnings from the projects, as they inform effective strategies to strengthen family and community engagement.

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One school’s journey of implementing a trauma-informed practice approach

Jennifer Parrett shares her school’s journey in implementing a trauma-informed approach to meet the needs of her rural school community.

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Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellbeing: our project learnings

At Schools Plus, we have directed nearly $27m in support for students since our inception in 2015, and approximately 25% of those funds have been used to support the mental health and wellbeing.

Here are the common themes that are emerging from projects that have delivered significant change for student mental health and wellbeing.

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Embedding trauma-informed practices to support learning

Julie Murphy, Principal at Elizabeth Vale School in South Australia and 2020 Teaching Fellow, shares her school’s story of bringing about a cultural change, underpinned by trauma-informed practice, to help their students be ready to learn and succeed.

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Staff wellbeing and impact on student outcomes

Last month, Scott Dirix and Kim Brady shared their approach to understanding the needs of their staff and students, the research underpinning it, and the impact on teacher and student wellbeing.

After receiving a number of questions from participants, Kim and Scott have provided additional responses on the Hub.

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Webinar: Attendance Matters

AITSL’s Dr Susan-Marie Harding and Family and Community Engagement Officer Ali Wilson share evidence and insights on the impact of and factors influencing non-attendance, and approaches to support attendance.

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A guide to successful grant applications for schools

Applying for grant funding for school projects is a great way to raise money for your school. This article is to help you understand how to find suitable grants, the grant application process, and how to write a winning submission. Schools Plus can support you in this journey.

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Webinar: Embedding positive education across the curriculum

Warren Symonds shares how the wellbeing of his school community has been strengthened by making positive psychology and practice an integral part of everything they do – curriculum, policies and procedures and relationships.

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Webinar: Grant Writing – Setting Your School Up For Success

This webinar will provide you with the tools you need to understand grants, where to find them and write a winning application.

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Fair Education Conversations and Provocations #1 Resources

In our first Conversation and Provocation, we discussed the Parent and Family Engagement: Implementation Guide for School Communities (the ‘Guide’) published by ARACY. Here are some additional supporting resources that have been shared after the Conversation.

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