Australian Schools Plus is a national not-for-profit that believes every child has the right to the same opportunities to thrive in school and beyond. They invest in underserved school communities, with funding and capacity-building support, tailored to address their unique challenges and give more opportunities for young Australians to reach their full potential.
Schools Plus tackles the most pressing challenges in education across five key focus areas: Learning Gaps, Wellbeing, First Nations, Rural, Regional and Remote and Crisis. These are complex and intersecting areas, and with the help of their donors, they partner with a broad range of stakeholders including teachers, health practitioners, community leaders and families to create transformational change for thousands of students facing disadvantage.
Each year, eligible schools are invited to apply to partner with Schools Plus over a single or multi-year period through their annual partnership round. These partnerships are designed to provide schools with resources and support they need to create lasting change within their communities with a focus on evidence-based strategies and measurable outcomes.
- School Partnerships include:
Single year (1 year) of multi-year (3 years) funding for schools to develop and deliver a strategic project.
- Coaching for the project leadership teams providing guidance and support to successfully deliver, evaluate and create a sustainable model for future strategic projects.
- Program management and evaluation support using tools and resources to plan, implement and evaluate projects.
To be eligible, schools must have an ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage) value below 1000 or be a special needs school. This year’s partnership round opens 5 August and closes 9 September. Information on how to apply will be made available on the Schools Plus website later this year.
Schools Plus also celebrates the vital role of teachers in giving children more opportunities to thrive through the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Nominations open 4 March and closes 8 April 2024.
The Schools Plus Victorian State Manager, Liz Henderson, will be presenting at a PD Online session on Wednesday 30 March.