New Fogarty EDvance Initiative to be launched in 2020
In November 2019, Fogarty EDvance launched a new initiative for EDvance primary schools entering Year 2 of the School Improvement Program – known as the FED Instructional Adviser model (IA model).
The IA model partners EDvance school leaders together with other schools that have previously been part of the Fogarty EDvance program and have successfully transformed classroom instruction in their schools. The main aim of the IA model is to build the capacity of instructional leadership in schools throughout Western Australia.
There is growing support for school leaders collaborating with other school leaders that have navigated a similar challenge in changing teaching practice – see for example, Networks for School Improvement (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and the Communities of Practice approach in Victoria (Bastow Institute). Other Fogarty EDvance initiatives, including school visits as part of Year 1 of the program and the FED Explicit Instruction Secondary Network, have also demonstrated the impact of intra-school collaboration on teaching practice.
The partnership between schools is supported by FED Mentors, the FED team and requires up to 4 structured meetings a year. The IA schools for 2020 include:
- Balga Primary School (Cohort 3)
- Challis Community Primary School (Cohort 2)
- Ellen Stirling Primary School (Cohort 4)
- Thornlie Primary School (Cohort 3)
- Two Rocks Primary School (Cohort 4)
Fogarty EDvance will continue to update the FED Network on the success and impact of the new initiative towards the end of 2020.
For any questions or comments regarding the IA model, please contact Katie O’Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.