- Utilise a school-based evaluation process to identify successes and inform planning.
- Ensure that community consultation on planning and evaluation is included in the school’s Strategic Improvement Plan.
- Support the engagement of parents and community members in the evaluative processes through induction and training programs.
- Demonstrate the evaluation and planning process to parents and community members.
- Use data to demonstrate to staff/ community that some approaches may require review.
- Include data from a range of sources to set goals in the school’s Strategic Improvement Plan
- Review research and available resources on community consultation.
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.
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.