Evidence shows high quality Out-of-School-Hours Learning Support Programs (OSHLSP) can be instrumental in supporting students at risk of disengaging from education. The additional support students’ receive can increase their academic success, foster social connections and improve wellbeing. This is particularly true for students from refugee and migrant backgrounds and those who are from other disadvantaged groups.
This publication aims to outline the impact the Victorian OSHLSP sector has on students from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The sector has many different agencies, schools and community groups involved, most of which have their own reporting and evaluation mechanisms in place. This is the first time an attempt has been made to measure the overall impact of the OSHLSP sector.