Recruitment for Cohort 8

By Fogarty EDvance | June 12, 2020

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and associated challenges to the WA education system, Fogarty EDvance has determined that the best course of action is to carry out a ‘soft’ launch of Cohort 8, commencing in 2021. The soft launch will involve only 1 – 2 workshop days in Term 1, with additional workshops in Terms 2, 3 and 4 of 2021.

We will shortly be asking for expressions of interest from metro and regional, primary and secondary schools in Western Australia, who are interested in applying to join the Fogarty EDvance School Improvement Program. We will only proceed to launch Cohort 8 in circumstances where we have achieved a minimum number of interested schools.

One major change for the application process with Cohort 8 is that Fogarty EDvance is now in a position to allow schools with an ICSEA of between 990 and 1050 to apply to join the program. For further details about the eligibility criteria, please direct all queries to Katie Webster at

We will be running a half-day Transformation Framework recruitment workshop on Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 (in person) and Thursday, 27 August, 2020 (via webinar) (Week 6, Term 3) for school leaders to learn more about the Fogarty EDvance program. All current EDvance schools are invited to attend for a refresher, or send any new school leaders along for professional learning – more details and a registration link will be sent out next term.

If you know of any schools or school leaders in your networks that may be interested in knowing more about Fogarty EDvance and potentially being part of Cohort 8, please contact Katie Webster at