Measurable improvements to student outcomes
All participating schools have seen real improvements in the academic and social outcomes of their students. Over 605 of participating schools have made significant improvements. Here is a snapshot of achievements from some of our schools and school leadership teams.
Impact snapshot for Cohort 3
NAPLAN areas at or above expected performance increased from over 50% to over 70%, in less than 3 years.
On average schools have moved from below expected performance to above expected performance. Schools have seen real improvements collectively from 11 green to 29 green; from 21 red down to 9 red.
School Stories – Cohort 3
Warriapendi Primary School
Warriapendi Primary’s NAPLAN data in 2016 identified reading as a key area in need of improvement – students in Year 3 and 5 were performing below their peers in reading. In 2018 both Year 3 and Year 5 students lifted their reading scores to above the state average.
Thornlie Primary School
Thornlie Primary School student progress and achievement between Years 3 and 5 demonstrate both higher achievement and higher progress in all assessed areas when compared with like schools.
School Stories – Cohort 4
Orelia Primary School
NAPLAN data at Orelia Primary showed that students were below like schools in all curriculum areas. In two years Orelia Primary students went from below like schools, to at or above like schools in every NAPLAN area.
Winners and finalists in the WA Education Awards
Lisa Ledger of Baynton West Primary School was awarded WA Primary Principal of the Year for 2019. Lisa and her leadership team at Baynton West Primary School are in their second year of the EDvance program as part of Cohort 5. As Foundation Principal, Lisa has created a culture of empowerment and high care, where staff are challenged and supported to cater for all students.
Lee Woodcock of Thornlie Primary School was nominated as a finalist for WA Primary Principal of the Year for 2019. Lee and his leadership team at Thornlie Primary School are in Cohort 4 of the EDvance program. Lee recently spoke at the launch of the Cohort 3 Report Card about his school’s achievements as a result of the EDvance program.
Congratulations go to Cohort 3 schools Yule Brook College and Dianella Primary College, who were also announced as finalists in the 2019 awards.
LYNWOOD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Cohort 4 school, Lynwood Senior High School was named WA Secondary School of the Year for 2018 at the WA Education Awards. Principal Geri Hardy accepted the award, congratulating her staff, school board and the local community for the exceptional commitment they have all made, and continue to make, to Lynwood’s school improvement journey.
WARRIAPENDI PRIMARY SCHOOL
Cohort 3 school, Warriapendi Primary School, were recognised for their extraordinary achievements as finalists in the WA Primary School of the Year category. Warriapendi, led by principal Natasha Doyle, sets the bar for success for students from disadvantaged communities, performing above the state average in reading and more than a standard deviation above expected performance in 9/10 NAPLAN areas.
Fogarty EDvance has certainly given the school a new lease on life and a strong belief that Ellen Stirling Primary School will be a high performing public school, and a school of choice within our community.