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Student Engagement Teacher

The Lets Stay Put Team

​The Student Engagement Teacher duties involve:

  • organising new enrolments

  • contacting parents to see how their child has settled in at school

  • linking parents to community organisations for additional support; and

  • supporting students when moving schools

  • promoting Let’s Stay Put and Every Day Counts 

Let’s stay put

The purpose of the program is to encourage families to stay put in one school for at least the full school year. By working together as a community to encourage families to ‘stay put’, we can ensure that the educational and social outcomes for our young learners are significantly improved.​

This program has been adapted from a UK model to address the mobility issue. Staying put in one school for one year gives your child time to learn. These programs have been very successful at our school. The outcomes include:

  • Increased rates of literacy and numeracy

  • Reduced number of mobile students

  • Over time, an increase in the overall results

  • Students feeling supported and welcome

There are also some very good outcomes for teachers who had more time to focus on teaching and learning. The parents also have positive feedback about having the opportunity to be involved with the school. Research shows that students with high mobility or who do not attend school, have poor literacy and numeracy results, and these impact on their future education and employment.

Let’s Stay Put encourages parents and carers to make the commitment to stay at one school for at least one year. The Every Day Counts initiative has also been promoted for attendance at school, encouraging students to come to school on time, on a daily basis. We are promoting the importance of student learning and attendance at school through the Let’s Stay Put for literacy and numeracy program and Every Day Counts.

Your school is working in partnership with the community in helping your children attend school. Research shows that learning improves when children go to school all day, every day.

For further information about the program contact Anna Lynch on (07) 3440 2333.​​​​​​​​​​​​​