The Smith Family (TSF) is currently piloting an integrated school-based model of support to students who are at risk of disengaging from school – the Impact! Make your Mark program. The research will longitudinally evaluate the outcomes of this school-based model of support. This will be a nationally significant study that will contribute to two important areas of educational research. The first relates to improving the understanding of practitioners and policy makers of the factors that contribute to increasing school engagement and educational outcomes of students. The second relates to increasing the education and community sectors’ understanding of the development and operation of collaborative partnerships that increase the supports available for students, families and schools.
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