Welcome to the Berry Street Education Model, Berry Street’s innovative model of education that provides schools with a whole-school approach to meet the developmental strengths and needs of students, teachers and school leaders. The Berry Street Education Model is based on classroom strategies informed by Berry Street's approaches to trauma-informed learning and the science of wellbeing. These student-centred strategies provide teachers, leaders, and allied education professionals with the knowledge of how to foster student willingness and capacity for school achievement.
This education initiative is unique because it is research-informed, multifaceted and systemic. It educates school staff and allied education professionals to reinforce and sustain cognitive and behavioural change, thereby re-engaging the young person in learning and progressing their academic achievement.
Berry Street has a strong track record and a key role to play in assisting the development of services for vulnerable children and young people. Our education model informs the three campuses of the Berry Street School, and has contributed to significant academic growth in Victoria’s most vulnerable students, many of whom live in out-of-home care with histories of school refusal and disrupted education. The success of our model is measured by our Berry Street School students averaging 1.8 years learning in one academic year.
Through the Berry Street Childhood Institute, we aim to share our knowledge on trauma-informed positive education. Our approach combines a top down and ground up strategy. We focus on developing the capability of current and future school leaders by providing guidance on practical implementation in mainstream and specialist schools. Additionally, we provide consultation to community service organisations involved in education engagement.
To gain an in depth understanding of the Berry Street Education Model, please join us for one of our 4 day training courses that will run in 2017.
The Berry Street Education Model training is aimed at:
Curriculum Leaders / Assistant Principals
Allied Education / Health Professionals (Tutors, Occupational Therapists, Wellbeing workers, Social Workers, Case Managers)
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