Measurable improvements to student outcomes
Our Report Cards provide a snapshot of the impact and success stories for the schools in each cohort who have completed the three year School Improvement Program.
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 4 (2017 – 2019)
Collectively schools moved from 16 areas of NAPLAN that were above expected performance to 21 areas – a 30% increase in less than 3 years.
In Year 3 Reading Proficiency:
• the percentage of students in NAPLAN band 6-10 (higher performing students) increased
• The percentage of students performing below the National Minimum Standard decreased
Writing: For 2 secondary schools in the cohort, students achieved the highest Writing scores since 2015.
One secondary school performed substantially above ‘like schools’ in Writing for Year 9.
Numeracy: One secondary school trended significantly above ‘like schools’ for both Year 7 and 9 students.
Another secondary school closed the gap to ‘like schools’ for Year 9 students.
Attendance and ATAR: One secondary school significantly improved regular attendance to be equal to or above the State average in Years 8, 9 and 10.
Another secondary school improved their median ATAR from below the State average to above the State average.
Snapshot of school results – Cohort 4
chidlow Primary School
Over the last three years, NAPLAN results for Chidlow Primary School have trended to above ‘like schools’ in all areas, with particularly impressive results in Reading.
In 2019, NAPLAN results at Bullsbrook College for Writing showed the gap to ‘like schools’ had been closed in all year groups, when compared to 2016. Year 5 and Year 7 results exceeded ‘like schools’ in 2019, and Year 7 results were also above the WA state average.
ELLEN STIRLING Primary School
In 2019 all NAPLAN areas were at or above expected performance, with 50% being more than one standard deviation above expected performance.
ST JOSEPH’S School, waroona
Year 3 NAPLAN Numeracy data for 2019 showed significant improvement, with the cohort achieving 16 points more than the National Average, and 13 points more than Catholic Education WA ‘similar schools’. It is the first time since 2008 that these results have been above ‘similar schools’.
Early impact results – Cohort 5 (2018 – 2020)
BAYNTON WEST Primary School
Baynton West Primary School in Karratha, have gone from below expected performance in 2017 to above expected performance in 2019, with Spelling and Grammar and Punctuation more than one standard deviation above expected performance.
Since 2016 there has been a significant trend towards ATAR growth at Gilmore College.
In 2018 and 2019 median ATAR moved above like schools and closer to the median ATAR at WA Public Schools.
Where are they now – Cohort 3 (2016 – 2018)
BALGA Primary School
Balga Primary School has moved from performing (on average) below expected performance in 2016 to at or above expected performance in all areas of NAPLAN in 2019. Students are showing strong progress from Year 3-5, and the Year 3 students are on the way to meeting the national average in Spelling.
wARRIAPENDI Primary School
From 2014 to 2019, Year 3 students at Warriapendi Primary School have lifted their reading scores by 110 NAPLAN scores, and continue to perform above the WA state average in Reading.
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.