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Final Report of NAB Schools First Awards 2009-2011
  • Robert G Simons, Dr, ACER

NAB Schools First Awards (Schools First) is a national awards program initiated by the National Australia Bank (NAB) in partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). NAB committed $15 million in awards funding over 2009-2011 to recognise and encourage excellence in school-community partnerships. This Final Report of NAB Schools First Awards: 2009 – 2011 is the third and final of a series of evaluation reports describing the national impact and the processes supported by Schools First for the period 2009 -11. This final Report looks especially at the contribution of community partners in 2011. Community partners include community organisations, universities and TAFEs, local councils, small, medium and large businesses, and corporations. The Report looks at the roles undertaken by the community partners of winning and unsuccessful applications, and considers whether or not their roles are similar, in terms of the value or impact they have in: Contributing to student outcomes; Measuring the effectiveness of a partnership’s contribution; and Embedding sustainability. The Final Report also looks at the cumulative impact of the Schools First Awards from 2009 to 2011, specifically in relation to 20 each of the 2009 and 2010 winners who were interviewed. Progress is understood in terms of their contribution to student outcomes, measurement of effectiveness, and development of a framework for sustainability.

  • NAB Schools First,
  • National Australia Bank,
  • Awards,
  • Foundation for Young Australians,
  • FYA,
  • School-community partnerships,
  • Program evaluation
Publication Date
February, 2012
(Submitted to the National Australia Bank Group)
Citation Information
Robert G Simons. "Final Report of NAB Schools First Awards 2009-2011" (2012)
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