About the Research
Thirteen Christian Schools Australia (CSA) member schools have participated in an exploratory study that has investigated the characteristics of K-12 school workforces, including levels of staff resilience, and their potential connection to student outcomes. The sample represented a diverse snapshot of the CSA network, spanning five states (NSW, Qld, Vic, SA and WA), with workforces ranging in size from 21 to 298 staff, and serving student populations ranging from 99 to 1960. Schools were asked to submit data through exporting HR/workforce information into a template spreadsheet and through voluntary response to a brief online workplace resilience survey. This data was later supplemented by school profile and student outcome data sourced from ACARA. PeopleBench researchers used exploratory data analysis, correlation and tests of mean difference (t-test, ANOVA) to examine relationships between the workforce and resilience survey data and the student outcome data. Significantly, the results of the study will also be compared and evaluated against the State of the Sector survey findings (155 schools across all sectors in Australia, including 22,000 students and 3,800 staff).