The Bryan Foundation (TBF) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Schools Plus Fair Education program to bring the initiative into Queensland schools in collaboration with funding partner, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.
Fair Education was first introduced to NSW in 2016 through a partnership between Schools Plus and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation – following 12-months’ research and consultation with leading education industry experts.
The Bryan Foundation’s executive chair, Jill Simes said the Schools Plus Fair Education Queensland program aligns with TBF’s vision and principal focus of supporting and empowering vulnerable young Queenslanders to change their lives through meaningful education.
“The Fair Education program aims to create systemic change in the Queensland education system and improve the outcomes for some of the state’s most marginalised students.
“The program is specifically designed to develop the capacity of school leaders in disadvantaged schools to design and deliver evidence based initiatives that effectively engage families and communities in student learning.
“There is significant international research that shows students do better at school when their families are actively engaged in their learning and within the schools’ community” – Jill Simes, executive chair
The program aims to build the capacity of the school leadership teams to design and implement activities to strengthen family and community involvement, with grants accompanied by expert coaching to support schools in designing and rolling out their projects.
Jill went on to say, “It is not the school projects themselves that are important, but rather the implementation of the projects to develop the capacity of the school leadership team, by embedding increased engagement of teachers, students, parents and the community and leading to improved student learning outcomes.
“The Bryan Foundation is proud to partner with Schools Plus and Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, to bring the Schools Plus Fair Education program to Queensland and we are looking forward to this dynamic collaboration that will allow both parties to leverage and maximise the impact and output of our joint funding support.”
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