Sir Joseph Banks High School and Whalan Public School both consistently demonstrate high levels of advocacy at school, as reported by their students in our Tell Them From Me surveys. In our latest podcast, CESE sits down with Murray Kitteringham and Melanie Check from Sir Joseph Banks HS, and Helen Polios from Whalan PS. Murray and Melanie discuss how school equity funding is used to respond to student needs. The school uses data in a positive way to shift perceptions and share student successes with the school community. Helen discusses how Whalan PS has a consultative and inclusive relationship with families. By spending time listening to students, parents and staff, they have built strong relationships with the community. Hear these and many more strategies used by the schools in the Supporting students' learning podcast.
The podcast is based on two new publications on advocacy and support:
- Insights from students, parents and teachers Learning Curve
- Resources for schools, teachers and parents.
The Learning Curve investigates what the Tell Them From Me data tells us about advocacy and support. The Resources publication demonstrates this at a local level, with in-depth case studies from Sir Joseph Banks HS and Whalan PS. Read the Supporting Students' Learning publications.