Cohort 4 Report Card Launch

We recently launched the Fogarty EDvance Cohort 4 Report Card.

We were looking forward to welcoming our Cohort 4 schools and guests to the Official Report Card Launch, as we are excited to share the successes of these schools. However, given the current climate and this unprecedented time, the Report Card was launched electronically on 8th April to celebrate the success of the 14 Cohort 4 schools, who have recently completed the three year School Improvement Program, and now join the FED Alumni network. 

Fogarty EDvance’s vision is to improve educational outcomes for students in challenging contexts at a state wide level by 2021

The Fogarty Foundation initiated Fogarty EDvance to significantly improve and sustain academic outcomes of students in disadvantaged communities in Western Australia. To date, EDvance is working with 96 schools in 7 cohorts, impacting over 300 school leaders, and 42,000+ students across Western Australia.

Each school starts the EDvance program at a different stage of student performance – our aspiration is to see all Fogarty EDvance schools reach or exceed the state average for their students.  When students from lower socio-economic backgrounds perform strongly, we demonstrate to our community that it is possible to achieve excellent teaching and learning for every student in the state, regardless of their postcode.

This Report Card shares the impact of the 14 Cohort 4 Fogarty EDvance schools. Included in the document are stories of success that capture how the Fogarty EDvance School Improvement Program continues to build the capacity of school leaders to transform educational outcomes for their students.

Reaching systemic impact:  We see a pathway to redefining educational equity in WA.  Our bold goal is working with 100+ schools in WA to significantly improve outcomes for 25% of students from low SES backgrounds in the state. The benefit from improving student outcomes is real – the cost of leaving school early is estimated conservatively at $335,000 per student over a lifetime as well as considerably reduced life opportunities.

Watch our launch video

Please take a few minutes to few minutes to hear from members of our team, and also from Dr Dean Goldspink, Principal of Ellen Stirling Primary School, on the impact of the Fogarty EDvance program on his leadership, and on student outcomes at Ellen Stirling Primary School.

Watch our launch video

Download the Cohort 4 Report Card

A link to a digital version of the Report Card is below, and it can of course be accessed at any time from our website.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Report Card please email us.

The schools who now comprise cohort 4 commenced EDvance on February 13 and have now completed their first three days of professional learning workshops.

After day 1 an evening of Lawn Bowls helped participants to further develop relationships across schools in the cohort and was very well attended. They have also shown great enthusiasm for the professional readings and evidence-based research and have begun reflecting on the implications for their own school data sets.

The EDvance Mentors have also been getting to know their new schools there have been many meeting dates set between now and the end of term 1, as schools are beginning to develop their FED Performance Placements.

We welcome the following schools to C4:

Welcome Georgie Wynne
EDvance Program Development Lead

Georgie has recently commenced as the new Program Development Lead with Fogarty EDvance. She has been involved in the education sector as a teacher, leader and consultant with experience across WA, NT and NSW in both government and catholic schools and at systems level. Her specialty areas are teacher and leadership development, team building, teaching and learning and student engagement.  Most weekends you will find her out on the golf course perfecting her swing.

Georgie’s focus will be in developing the EDvance program beyond the Perth metro area, to ensure that low SES schools across Western Australia have access and support to EDvance to transform their school communities to achieve better student outcomes. Her work will also involve developing some more tailored approaches to working with schools in regional contexts.