Using data

Evaluating strategies to engage parents and community members in a sustained manner requires effective use of data tools. As part of the School Excellence in Action cycle, schools are required to demonstrate to their communities how they intend to meet student needs and improve the learning outcomes for students.

Bright ideas

Daceyville Public School prides itself on being community focused. It has an average enrolment of 290 students with 65% of students from a language background other than English.

The school was working towards increasing the number of parents engaged in supporting learning programs for the benefit of students. When developing their school plan they drew on evidence collected from targeted focus groups, ‘Tell Them From Me’ parent surveys, and from online surveys published through the school Facebook page.

The leadership team plan to deliver regular family learning events that will build connections between families and school to promote student learning and enable families to contribute to students’ success at school.

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