Measurable improvements to student outcomes
We believe it is essential to evaluate the impact of our program on student outcomes.
We ask the EDvance schools to make decisions based on evidence. We continue to develop the improvement program based on the evidence of our impact and what is working.
Impact Reports provide a snapshot of the impact and success stories for the schools that have completed the three year School Improvement Program. You can read the Impact Reports for Cohorts 1 to 5 below.
All participating schools have seen real improvements in the academic and social outcomes of their students. Over 60% of participating schools have made significant improvements. Here is a snapshot of achievements from some of our schools.
Impact snapshot for Cohort 5
(2018 – 2020)
NAPLAN areas at or above expected performance have increased from 47% to 66% between 2018 to 2021.
On average, Cohort 5 primary schools are now at or above expected performance in all areas of NAPLAN. In 2018, this cohort was below expected performance in all areas of NAPLAN except two.
Secondary schools have seen significant improvement in a broad range of educational outcomes, including behaviour, attendance, literacy and numeracy, and WACE achievement.
Snapshot of school results – Cohort 5
Baynton west primary school
Baynton West Primary School saw higher achievement and progress compared to ‘like schools’ in all NAPLAN domains.
Beeliar primary school
In 2021, Beeliar Primary School had closed the gap to the national mean in all literacy domains.
Where are they now – Cohort 3 (2016 – 2018)
ELLEN STIRLING Primary School
Ellen Stirling Primary School moved into the top decile of the Organisational Health Index in their second year of the program, and have maintained this score over the last four years.
Schools that continue to use the strategic plan and review process after finishing the Fogarty EDvance program are more likely to improve or sustain a healthy culture, which is linked to long term sustained improvements in student results.
wARRIAPENDI Primary School
In 2021, Warriapendi Primary School achieved more than one standard deviation above expected performance in all areas of NAPLAN, with seven out of 10 areas, two standard deviations or more above expected performance.
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.