Department of Education and Training
TRIENNIAL FUNDING PROGRAM
20062008
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
(SPP)
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In this session …
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To provide a comprehensive understanding of the
Strategic Partnerships Program 2006- 2008 funding guidelines.
• To provide details of the selection process and timeline
for decision making
• Questions & Answers
Strategic Partnerships Program
• provides funding to organisations/associations
• facilitates dynamic partnerships with schools
• connects learning and teaching with communities
and practice beyond the classroom
Funding guidelines
• available on-line
• PDF file
• Word document
• PowerPoint presentations: Briefings
http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/spp/about.asp
Scope
• student learning programs
• professional learning programs for teachers
• learning and teaching resources
See SCHEDULE 1
Service Agreements
• triennial funding (three-year period)
• commencing 1 January 2006
• ending 31 December 2008
Background
BLUEPRINT for GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
• seven flagship strategies
• recognising and responding to diverse
learning needs of all students
Aim
To support schools to specifically address
Flagship Strategy 1: Student Learning.
Flagship Strategy 1: Student Learning
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Victorian Essential Learning Standards
Post Compulsory Education and Training
Curriculum Planning Guidelines
Principles of Learning and Teaching
Assessment and Reporting advice
Knowledge Bank
SPP principles
• selection criteria align to the current reform in
education (FS1: Student learning)
• a program-based focus
• enhancement of explicit partnerships
• funding linked to clearly identified learning and
teaching programs
• quantitative and qualitative accountability
requirements
• responsive Service Agreements
Program support
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Department of Education and Training
Funded organisations/associations
Non-funded organisations/associations
SPP Reference Group
SPP Networks ~ these included in 2003-2005:
- Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria
- Environmental Education Network
- Performing Arts Network
- Rural and Regional Network
- Science & Society Network
- Visual Arts, Design and Media Network
SPP Networks
• new SPP Networks to be formed for 2006-2008
• all funded organisations required to become
active members of at least one SPP Network
Funding eligibility
• not-for-profit organisation (including the Victorian
branch of a national body)
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• other government departments (including agencies)
• tertiary institutions
Funding
• grant allocation
• grants linked to clearly identified programs
• no provision for secondment of teachers
Program parameters
Programs must include student learning programs,
professional learning programs for teachers and
learning and teaching resources.
Proportion of each of the categories listed above
to be determined by the organisation.
Programs
Funding linked to clearly identified
learning and teaching programs
Consideration should be given to
‘chunking’ activities into major
program areas
Statement of Requirements
Programs must address one or more of the
following learning outcomes:
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Victorian Essential Learning Standards
Post Compulsory Education and Training pathways
Student diversity
DE&T initiatives
Principles of Learning and Teaching, Assessment Advice
and/or the Curriculum Planning Guidelines
 Sustained partnerships
Victorian Essential Learning Standards
INTERRELATED STRANDS
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Incorporate the interdisciplinary and physical, personal and social strands
of the Standards into existing discipline-based subjects and broaden their
focus in this way
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One or more disciplines and other relevant domains are combined and
addressed through key questions or themes.
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Combine all three strands in the context of extended projects that
students can complete.
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Other…
Post Compulsory Education and Training
pathways
VCE
Vocational Education and Training (VET in Schools)
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
Vocational Education and Training (VET in Schools)
Post Compulsory Education and Training
pathways
Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs)
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provide the foundation for community building through enhancing networks and
partnerships
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based largely on local government area boundaries
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membership is drawn from any individual or organisation with an interest in post
compulsory education, training and employment within the area covered by that
LLEN
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three key themes: community building; innovation and development of
infrastructure.
Post Compulsory Education and Training
pathways
Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs)
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develop skills to manage their pathways throughout their working lives
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develop their knowledge, understanding and experience of opportunities
in education, training and employment
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move through the transition phase from compulsory schooling to further
education, training and employment.
Student diversity
GENDER EDUCATION
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developing gender inclusive programs and resources
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ensuring that equity considerations are embedded in programs
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programs that reflect gender issues relevant to all students
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programs that address gender issues for particular groups of boys
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programs that address gender issues for particular groups of girls
Student diversity
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
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multicultural education is not a discreet learning area, or simply the
provision of languages other than English and English as a second
language programs
– although these are certainly part of the picture
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programs that consciously foster an awareness and appreciation
of cultural and linguistic diversity
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programs should reflect a holistic approach to this awareness and
appreciation
Student diversity
KOORIE EDUCATION
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Koorie Literacy: Early and Middle Years
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Koorie Numeracy: Early and Middle Years
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Underachieving and Gifted Koorie Students
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Koorie Open Door Education Campuses (KODE schools)
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Koorie Educators
Koorie Pathways
Student diversity
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
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either the student or one or both parents was born in a non-English
speaking country
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speaks a language other than English at home as their main language
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has been enrolled in an Australian school for less than five years
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newly arrived students from language backgrounds other than English
NB: New Arrivals Program is delivered to students principally through
English language schools and centres, Outposting, the Geelong English
Language Program and the Shepparton New Arrivals
Student diversity
GIFTED STRATEGY
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selective entry accelerated learning programs
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gifted koorie project
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gifted advice on the curriculum planning guidelines
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professional learning programs: Australian Government Quality
Teacher Programme (AGQTP)
Student diversity
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND IMPAIRMENTS
• educational programs provided by schools will seek to ensure full
acceptance and participation of all students in the life of the community
• all students with special educational needs should have access to
supportive learning environments, appropriate program goals and targets
as well as timely support from specialist professionals
• parent/guardian/carer(s) are valued partners in the educational process
and play a vital role in setting learning goals for their children
• the views of the student should be sought and reflected in learning and
teaching arrangements.
Student diversity
SOCIO-ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE
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targeting cohorts of students whose socio-economic situation is
disadvantaging them from realising their potential
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more information and guidelines will be forthcoming from the
Department of Education and Training later in the year
DE&T initiatives
LITERACY
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improvement of literacy levels is a high priority
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Early Years Literacy Program
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Secondary Literacy Initiative
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Restart: the aim of this initiative was to improve the literacy levels of
identified Year 7 students most at risk of not achieving satisfactory literacy
levels
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Making a Difference: A literacy development program for middle years
students
DE&T initiatives
NUMERACY
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the improvement of numeracy levels is a high priority
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Early Years Numeracy Program
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Middle Years Numeracy Research Project
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assessment for numeracy learning (focus on formative assessment)
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introducing learning study as a professional learning model
DE&T initiatives
READING RECOVERY
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training tutors
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revision of text level guide
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introduction of the new guidebook for teacher in training
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longitudinal study to commence
DE&T initiatives
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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increase the engagement and participation of all students in
comprehensive inclusive health and physical education
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increase the capacity of teachers and schools to implement inclusive,
effective health and physical education curriculum
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support whole of community response to health promoting initiatives
DE&T initiatives
MIDDLE YEARS
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Engagement
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Student Action Teams (Years 5-9)
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Connecting Through the Middle Years (Years 5-9)
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The Real Game Series
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Schools for Innovation and Excellence
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Access to Excellence
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Thinking Oriented Curriculum
DE&T initiatives
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH
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Languages Online is targeted at students in years 3 - 6 learning French, German,
Indonesian or Italian
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Language specific advisers for Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and
Spanish, to support schools through professional development activities and advice about
program implementation and development.
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Multimedia Resources
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Eighteen languages are offered in government primary schools, seventeen in secondary
colleges and forty-four by the Victorian School of Languages
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The Bilingual Schools Project involves 12 primary schools and 3 secondary colleges
where students learn aspects of the curriculum through both English and a language other
than English.
DE&T initiatives
eLearning
aims to harness the potential of ICT to support the reform agenda
supports a culture of eLearning across Victorian Government Schools
provides a multifaceted ICT Professional Learning support for
teachers, e.g. creating eLearning Leaders (CeLL), Intel® Teach to the
Future, multiliteracies Professional learning
provides teaching and learning resources including digital content and
creation resources for teachers e.g. The Learning Federation, Kahootz
identifies and evaluates new and emerging technologies to enhance
teaching and learning, e.g. interactive whiteboards, PDA’s.
DE&T initiatives
SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
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improving delivery of sustainability education to schools within Victoria
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initiatives include; Air Watch Victoria; Australian Greenhouse Calculator;
Cleanup Kids; Landlearn; National Water Week Victoria; Saltwatch;
Schools for a Sustainable Future; Sustainable Schools Program;
Waste Wise Schools Program; Waterwatch, Victoria; Saltwatch Week
Salinity Sampling; Macro-invertebrate Sampling; National Water Week
Turbidity Sampling and so on…
DE&T initiatives
ANIMAL ETHICS
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approved processes for the use of and experimentation on animals
in Victorian classrooms
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supporting the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986
DE&T initiatives
BEST START / EARLY YEARS STRATEGY
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Department of Human Services funded project which supports families
of children 0-8 years. The project links with Early Years strategies
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supporting mainstream services for more effective outcomes and
targets disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of students
DE&T initiatives
DRUG EDUCATION
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Parent involvement in the Later Years of Schooling
Parent engagement
School retention
Truancy as a risk factor for substance misuse
National schools drug education strategy
Students participating in drug education
Indigenous, rural and remote initiative
Individual school drug education strategy
Drug education middle years
Peer support foundation and life education
Connections project
DE&T initiatives
PROJECTS
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Commonwealth History Project: professional learning program for
teachers of History extending on the work started under the Discovering
Democracy and Civic and Citizenship project.
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Schools Constitutional Conventions: hosted by individual schools
and comprise regional, state and national representation at state and
national conventions.
DE&T initiatives
SCHOOL INNOVATION IN TEACHING PROJECT
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skill teachers to substantially improve the teaching and learning
of Science, Mathematics and Technology
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five key elements: research and development; leading change;
professional development; curriculum resources and community
partnerships
Student diversity
SEXUALITY EDUCATION
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primary school sexuality education program to enhance teacher skills,
confidence and community partnerships
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STI/HIV prevention education for Years 9 and 10
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development of whole school models for sexuality education for use
by schools
DE&T initiatives
TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION
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curriculum and professional development support for schools,
involving participation in the Whole-of-Government road safety
strategy.
DE&T initiatives
VALUES EDUCATION
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aimed at assisting schools to run values-related activities
Principles of Learning and Teaching,
Assessment Advice
and/or Curriculum Planning Guidelines
The Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 initiative aim to:
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build consistent, comprehensive and improved pedagogical approaches within
and across schools, while still allowing flexibility, innovation and local decision
making at the school level
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focus teaching to meet the diverse needs of students
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strengthen learning communities within and beyond the school.
Characteristics of effective assessment feature:
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Assessment for learning
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Assessment as learning
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Assessment of learning.
Sustained partnerships
• Individual schools
• Clusters
• Regions
• Other education networks
Mandatory requirement
One exemplary program per year for
inclusion on the Curriculum Planning
Guidelines and/or the Knowledge Bank.
Desirable requirement
Collaborative program design,
development and implementation
between organisations/associations.
See SCHEDULE 2
Program budgets
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required for each identified program
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all associated program costs outlined
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budget lines capturing how monies are to be expended
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costs related to personnel should be incorporated within budget lines as
appropriate as a proportional EFT calculation
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no requirement to outline $ for $ or ‘in-kind’ support
Are funding levels capped?
Accountability
• two half-yearly reports (by 31 July and 31 December)
• quantitative data
• qualitative information
• only on templates provide by DE&T (attached to Service
Agreements)
See SCHEDULE 4
Quantitative data
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number of students or teachers accessing the program
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regional breakdown of government school students or teachers
accessing the program (according to the nine Department of
Education and Training regions)
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sectoral breakdown of students or teachers accessing the program
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stages of schooling of students accessing the program
(Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or Post Compulsory)
Service Agreements
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Letter of offer
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Service Agreement prepared after letter of offer accepted
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Contact person must be nominated
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Grants paid in two equal half-yearly payments in first
weeks of Term 1 and Term 3
Enquiries
Vic Pappas
Senior Policy Officer
Learning Policies Branch
Telephone: (03) 9637 2195
Email: [email protected]
NB: Unauthorised communication with other DE&T staff
may lead to ineligibility of application.
Lodgement of Applications
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applications should be sealed, clearly stating "Strategic Partnerships
Program: Application for funding"
- delivered by mail or courier directly to the chair of the selection panel
and marked:
Attention: Vic Pappas
Student Learning Division
Office of Learning and Teaching
Department of Education and Training
Level 3, 33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne 3002
- by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, 3 October 2005
- one original plus two copies on A4 paper, single sided (marked as such).
SCHEDULE 3: a closer look
Are there constraints on the length of an application?
Do we include support material?
What about my “track record?”
Do I prioritise my programs?
Selection process
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Applications close: 3 October 2005
Selection panel: October 2005
Letters of offer: mid-November 2005
New SPP Networks: mid-November 2005
SPP Network conveners selected: early December 2005
Service Agreements: December 2005
SPP website redevelopment: January 2006
New SPP Reference Group: February 2006
First grant paid: February 2006
Selection panel
Chairperson: Learning Policies Branch
2 x representatives: Learning Policies Branch
1 x representative: Learning Programs Branch
1 x representative: Teacher Development Unit
1 x representative: Regional Office (country region)
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
GOOD LUCK!
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