This report evaluates the processes, implementation and impact of the partnership between the DEECD and Foundation House and provides evidence for the value of the School Support Program whole school approach to supporting refugee students. This evaluation involved 38 schools and found that “changes made to school practices as a result of participation in the program have led to significant improvements in the way in which these schools responded to refugee background students. Common changes included improvements to enrolment and transition processes, improved use of interpreters and better knowledge and use of local support services.” (Schools Support Program evaluation, The McCaughey Centre, University of Melbourne 2011).
The McCaughey Centre (November 2011). Document name: The McGaughey Centre, University of Melbourne Schools Support Program Evaluation: Final Report November 2011.