Children in foster care have often experienced multiple types of trauma. Sometimes this can make it difficult to concentrate and be engaged in classroom activities. They may start to fall behind in the classroom, or start avoiding school altogether, which then further disadvantages these children.
The Education & Enrichment Program is a program that is funded entirely by Kennerley providing baseline educative assessments, support for children to re-integrate back into school, remedial supports and support to carers to assist them to reach their individual potential.
The Program is a targeted, individual program, to support Kennerley children in accessing education at a sustainable, equitable level.
Referrals to the Education and Enrichment facilitator are made automatically as children enter Foster care, and then on an ‘as needs’ basis.