The Claymore community, witnessing the success of RISE in their high schools, called for Sydney Community Foundation to assist with primary school aged children roaming out of school and
missing out on formative early learning. Junior RISE co-designed by Save the Children and Sydney Community Foundation helps primary school children navigate, re-engage and thrive in education despite high risk factors and setbacks in their learning.
The number of suspensions in primary school children has increased over the past five years. In 2016, NSW saw 7,540 K-6 children suspended.
Though widely used, evidence shows suspension is not improving behaviour. Children experiencing socio-economic disadvantage and cultural isolation have increased likelihood of suspension.
For male primary school students it’s up to 8 times higher than girls.