Early Action for Success

Early Action for Success is the department's strategy for implementing the NSW government's State Literacy and Numeracy Plan. It aims to improve students' literacy and numeracy skills through a targeted approach in the early years of schooling.

Early Action for Success is in Phase 2 of development. Early Action for Success (EAfS) Phase 2, is the Department’s implementation of the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020. Early Action for Success Phase 2 will build on the achievements of the first phase of the strategy, to improve students' performance through a targeted approach in the early years. EAfS Phase 2 aims to improve students’ performance through targeted support for primary schools in the lowest quartile of NAPLAN performance in literacy and numeracy.

Schools are  required to respond to and report on both literacy and numeracy in EAfS Phase 2. Schools will  report on their progress in their Annual School Report.

Key features of Early Action for Success

There are five key features of EAfS Phase 2 supporting Kindergarten to Year 2 literacy and numeracy:

  • instructional leadership
  • personalised learning
  • assessment for learning
  • targeted interventions
  • high quality professional learning with a focus on the early years of schooling K–2.
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