Fair Education 2019 NSW Conference
On 10 and 11 September, more than 100 school leaders from across NSW came together for the 3rd Fair Education NSW Conference.
Generously hosted by PwC at Barangaroo, representatives of the 23 Fair Ed projects shared their challenges, learnings and future plans. This Conference was also a chance to celebrate the achievements of the first cohort of schools who are about to conclude their formal three year participation in Fair Ed.
It was terrific to have a strong Department of Education presence to affirm the value of Fair Ed, notably Sally Egan, Executive Director of the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation and Murat Dizdar, Deputy Secretary of the NSW Department.
Murat described Fair Ed’s work as being at the forefront of parent engagement, noting that the Department is keen to capture and take away the learnings from Fair Ed for the wider education system. Reflecting that school improvement takes time, Murat highlighted how schools benefit from the opportunity to try creative things at the grassroots level, utilising philanthropy’s funds in flexible and creative ways.
The Conference coincided with noteworthy public recognition for our delivery partner Schools Plus, with Fair Ed Program Director Maura Manning being named as one of 50 movers and shakers in The Educators Hot List for 2019.
CEO Rosemary Conn was also recognised in the Australian Financial Review’s list of 100 Women of Influence in Australia. Congratulations Maura and Rosemary!