ABOUT ARDOCH

 

One in three children in Australia’s most disadvantaged communities start school developmentally vulnerable and they continue to fall behind as they progress through school. Ardoch seeks to change this.

Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Our 2025 vision is to become Australia’s most impactful education partner supporting children in disadvantaged communities.

Our mission is that every child’s potential should be realised through full participation in education. This belief inspires us to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes of children in disadvantaged communities. We mobilise community and workplace volunteers to support schools and early childhood services. We also advocate for and seek to influence policy change to reduce inequity in education.

OUR VALUES

 

At Ardoch we pride ourselves on our organisational values which form the foundation for our work and strategy:

 

Community

We create the village

Commitment

We never give up

Collaboration

We can’t do this alone

Respect

We are people who want to help

Accountability

We have the honest conversations

OUR ENABLERS

 

Ardoch has identified the following enablers that will be critical to achieving our mission:

 

Community development expertise

We will engage community stakeholders to understand the needs and aspirations in the communities we work in.

People

We will attract, retain and build leaders in the field.

Technology

We will leverage technology to deliver the best programs and reach more children.

Evidence base

We will collect and analyse data to ensure that our work and decisions are informed by robust evidence.

Partnerships

We will inspire, build and leverage relationships to innovate and optimise resources.