The 2017 round of the Fair Education program officially opens on March 6 – submissions are invited from all eligible NSW schools.
Now in its second year, the innovative program aims to develop school leadership and support projects that increase family and community engagement in NSW schools.
The Fair Education program will provide up to $70,000 over three years for individual schools, or $250,000 over three years for school clusters, to deliver evidence-based projects that improve how families and the wider school community engage in student learning.
Schools selected to participate in the program will also receive expert leadership coaching over three years. Coaches with expertise at the highest level of education will work with principals and their school leadership teams to help them design and deliver their projects, as well as monitor and evaluate the outcomes.
The first round of the Fair Education Program received 42 applications from schools and clusters across metro, regional and rural NSW. Of these applications, 16 projects were selected, impacting a total of 29 schools spread widely across NSW.
The program is an initiative of Schools Plus and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation. Applications for the Fair Education program are open until April 7, 2017. To apply, schools must:
- be in NSW
- have a value below 1000 on the Index of Community and Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA)
- discuss their participation in the program with their Director Public Schools NSW/School Council/Board or equivalent in your sector.
More information can be found at the Fair Education Program page.