Grants help Melton and Moorabool schools build more resilient communities

The Member for Melton, Doon Nardella MLA today welcomed funding for some local schools in receiving funding under a new grants program that will measure and strengthen student resilience.

Mr Nardella said:

The approach will include the use of a specialist survey and is based on compelling international research and evidence linking strong resilience to improved academic outcomes.

Based on the findings of each survey, schools will be supported in the development of evidence-based approaches to help build student resilience and wellbeing.

Tailored professional learning opportunities will also be available to teaching staff.

Schools were selected for funding based on their capacity to deliver a whole-of-school approach to student and staff wellbeing, the level of need among their student population and their ability to support ongoing and sustainable improvements beyond the life of the grant program.

Support will be provided to schools to help measure the effectiveness of their strategies and interventions in a year’s time.

A complete list of successful schools can be found at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/resilience