Supported Students, Successful Students – at a glance

To support student wellbeing in NSW public schools, the NSW Government has allocated an increased investment for counselling and wellbeing services.

Under the Supported Students, Successful Students package, the NSW Government has allocated an additional investment of $167.2 million over 4 years from 2015 for counselling and wellbeing services. This includes:

  • $80.7 million to employ 236 additional school counselling service positions bringing the total to 1026 positions
  • $51.5 million of flexible funding, equivalent to an additional 200 Student Support Officers
  • $8 million to provide more than 500 graduate scholarships to boost the recruitment of school counselling service and other wellbeing positions
  • $8 million to implement the Connected Communities Healing and Wellbeing program
  • $4 million to support refugee students who have experienced trauma and their families
  • $15 million to support the implementation of Positive Behaviour for Learning in public schools across NSW.

Supported Students, Successful Students is complemented by the Wellbeing Framework for Schools, which the NSW Department of Education released in 2015 for implementation in all NSW public schools.

For more information, visit Supported Students, Successful Students.

Term 4 2017 – The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) will lead the evaluation of the Supported Students, Successful Students initiative.

This NSW Government understands the important role of wellbeing services for students and has allocated an increased investment of $167.2 million over four years to support the wellbeing of students in NSW public schools.

Supported Students, Successful Students is underpinned by the department’s Wellbeing Framework for Schools. The framework has an overarching statement of commitment to wellbeing for our schools to support students to connect, succeed and thrive at each stage of their development and learning. Public schools in NSW must have a planned approach to support the wellbeing of all students.

The Student wellbeing literature review explores how student wellbeing is defined, the relationship between wellbeing, schools and outcomes, and school elements in improving student wellbeing.

For more information, visit the student wellbeing section.

The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) will lead the evaluation of the Supported Students, Successful Students initiative, commencing Term 4 2017.

The evaluation framework will include:

Contact details

Director, Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships
02 9244 5262
wellbeing@det.nsw.edu.au

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