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 vision is that every child’s potential is realised through full participation in education. Our mission is to partner with schools and early years services to deliver tailored education support programs that aim to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes. 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.