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CESE update: May 2018
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The latest from CESE

Case studies: Creating a culture of excellence
CESE recently published a series of five case studies on schools that are creating a culture of excellence.

These schools include:
Each of these schools has embedded quality teaching and learning practices, including:
  • ongoing and targeted professional development
  • a focus on student wellbeing and community engagement
  • high expectations for all
  • collaborative approaches to school planning.
To learn more about the specific programs and practices occurring in these five schools, visit the CESE website.
CESE would like to thank each of the participating schools for their valuable contribution and for sharing their insights.
Our Student Wellbeing paper is now an audio book!
To listen to the paper, visit CESE's Soundcloud.
You can also read or download the paper on CESE's website.
Enrolment growth in NSW public schools
This month, CESE released the 2017 Mid-Year Census bulletin.

This bulletin shows that enrolments in government primary schools grew for the ninth year in a row in 2017 - and secondary enrolments increased for the first time since 2011.


 
It also shows that:
  • Public school enrolments have risen by over 8,500 students a year on average over the past five years, reflecting the increase in the birth rate since 2005.
  • More students are staying at school longer, increasing their opportunities for good careers and/or further study – the Year 10 to 12 apparent retention rate increased from 73.9% in 2016 to 74.7% last year, and has risen by 5.6 percentage points since the new school leaving age was implemented in 2008.
  • Aboriginal enrolments continued to increase in 2017, rising by 4.7% (or 2,634 students) on the previous year.
To read the full publication, visit the CESE website.
Coming soon...


What does 'Advocacy at School' look like at Sir Joseph Banks High School?
Alongside effective teaching practices, students need a supportive learning environment to succeed. In an education context, advocacy and support for learning mean giving active consideration and support to students’ academic and wellbeing needs.

CESE’s forthcoming Learning Curve uses data from the
Tell Them From Me student, parent and teacher surveys to illustrate how support is both perceived by, and provided to, students in NSW as they move through school.

It will be accompanied by some local examples of how schools are fostering supportive learning environments. One case study highlights how
Sir Joseph Banks High School has focused on building strong relationships, establishing proactive support systems, and using data to ensure that creating high levels of advocacy is a whole school priority.

Stay tuned for further updates!
Sir Joseph Banks High School featured in a recent SBS Insight program, Teaching Success, showcasing how the school has focused on supporting the individual academic and wellbeing needs of all its students.
We'd love your feedback
We're updating the CESE website so that it's more accessible and easier to use

Think about the last time you visited the CESE website. What did you find useful? How easy was it to find what you were looking for? Do you think we could make any improvements?

We would value your input and feedback to help make CESE's website as relevant and easy to use as possible.
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Are you a teacher in a NSW primary or secondary school?

CESE publishes a range of information resources for teachers, school leaders and policy makers.

We would like to know more about how we can better address the needs of teachers.

If you are interested in sharing your views on CESE's resources, we'd like to hear from you. Please send us an email with your name and contact details and we will be in touch in Term 3.
We’d love to hear back from you about our work, or the way that we share our information. To help us learn more about what you'd like to see from CESE in the future, please get in touch with us.

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