Review of the Student Support Officer Initiative
|Authors||Illan Katz, Andrew Griffiths, Jane Bullen and Daniel Nethery|
|Evaluator company||Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), University of New South Wales|
|Study type||Pre-post study|
|Evaluation type||Both process and outcome|
Through surveys, interviews and review of records the evaluators reviewed the role of the student support officers across NSW. Attendance rates were reviewed in schools with SSOs. There was strong support for the positions from all stakeholders and it was thought that they made an important contribution to student wellbeing.