Sanderson Alliance

In 2016 Karama School partnered further with the five local area schools to form the Sanderson HUB.  The focus is to further develop transition strategies, programs and approaches to promote the movement of students from Karama to Sanderson Middle school and align teaching practices.

Sanderson Alliance is a long term, whole of community initiative to help children learn and thrive.  The Sanderson Alliance was formed to help parents, carers, schools, community services, government departments, businesses, churches, sporting clubs, cultural leaders and others work together effectively.

Sanderson Alliance operates on a Collective Impact Model of change.

Five Conditions of Collective Impact

Common Agenda All participants have a shared vision for change including a common understanding of the problem/s and a joint approach to solving it through agreed upon actions.
Shared Measurement Collecting data and measuring results consistently across all participants ensures efforts remain aligned and participants hold each other accountable.
Mutually Reinforcing Activities Participant activities must be differentiated while still being coordinated through a mutually reinforcing plan of action.
Continuous Communication Consistent and open communication is needed across the many players to build trust, assure mutual objective and create common motivation.


Three Preconditions for Collective Impact

  1. An influential champion/s
  2. Adequate financial resources
  3. A sense of urgency of change


Key Components of Collective Impact

  • A description of the problem, informed by solid research
  • A clear goal for the desired change
  • A portfolio of key strategies to drive change
  • A set of principles that guide the group’s behaviour
  • An approach to evaluation that lays out how the collective impact initiative will obtain and judge the feedback on its efforts


Our key pillars are to:

  • Lay the foundations in our students for future learning and growth, and active participation in the Australian community.
  • Emphasize the important of knowledge, skills and understanding of the learning areas, general capabilities, and cross curriculum priorities, to support 21st century learning. (Melbourne Declaration/Australian Curriculum).
  • Promote excellence and equity.
  • Facilitate our young people as successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active, informed citizens.
  • Continuously improve teacher efficiency
  • Improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy