This award recognises an outstanding state school team who has implemented a whole-school approach to nurture and maximise students’ social, emotional and/or physical wellbeing that has resulted in improved learning outcomes.
The initiative must demonstrate positive outcomes and measurable improvement for students, through the three domains of practice of the department’s Student Learning and Wellbeing Framework:
- creating safe, supportive and inclusive environments
- building the capability of staff, students and the school community
- developing strong systems for early intervention.
The award promotes the Student Learning and Wellbeing Framework, the department’s approach to student learning and wellbeing across the whole school.
Bevan Brennan dedicated 4 decades to the advancement of education in Queensland, from classrooms where he taught and schools where he led as a principal, to regional offices and central office as Assistant Director-General. Bevan led an extensive portfolio focused on supporting student wellbeing and protection, disengaged youth and parent and community engagement. He had deep empathy for those in greatest need, especially students, and unwavering willingness to support and expand opportunities for all students to reach their potential. His commitment to a culture of achievement and high expectations in all state schools is a wonderful part of his legacy.