Little Stars Learners Application Form

Little Stars Learners Application Form

Learners Application Form
Please note that we are not always able to source tutors to service Beaudesert, Caboolture, Gatton and some outer areas of Brisbane however we can offer online tutoring for these areas.

BEFORE completing the application form, please check you meet the Application Criteria and obtain funding from one of the sources below.

We will be offering a small number of scholarship positions (fully funded by Little Stars Kids), however we recommend that you attempt to obtain funding for the child to ensure that the child can be included in the program.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete this form and in addition, a Scholarship Application Form.

Application Criteria

  • Child must be in long term care or on second short term order/not in the process of reunification.
  • Child must reside (and have tutoring sessions) within the Brisbane, Gold Coast or Toowoomba area (within the areas set out in the attached Tutor Availability Maps)
  • Must be able to commit to 4 school terms participation in the program to ensure consistent and measurable improvement.
  • Child must be in a stable placement at the time of application.
  • Carer or other responsible adult must be able to provide supervision for the sessions in a quiet space for tutoring to occur.
  • Foster or kinship carer must be committed to complying with the terms of the Carer Agreement and sign the agreement prior to the child commencing in the program.
  • Foster or kinship carer must be agreeable to assisting with the evaluation of the tutoring for the child by providing relevant information to enable the child's progress to be evaluated.
  • Children living in residential care will only be accepted under limited circumstances, subject to adequate material being provided to indicate that the child is suitable to participate in the program and can have a youth worker or other worker present at the table during each session.

Child's Details

Current Order (please attach a copy)
Is the child in the process of being reunified?
Supervised/ Unsupervised
Is the child seeing a therapist?
Is the child currently receiving any additional help through speech pathology/occupational therapy

Funding

The Little Stars Learners program cost for the 2023 school year is:

  • $3,680 (plus GST) for young people in Prep to Grade 6;
  • $5,360 (plus GST) for young people in Years 7 to 9; and
  • $7,040 (plus GST) for young people in Years 10 to 12.
Has funding been approved for the child to participate in the Little Stars Learners Program?

Please complete the rest of your application and advise us within 14 days how funding will be provided. Also provide details of where the invoice is to be sent.  If we do not receive this within 14 days, the application will lapse.

If you wish to apply for a Scholarship please also complete the Scholarship Application form.  Please note that Scholarships are limited so you should look at alternative funding in order to ensure that the application is successful.

How is funding going to be provided for the program?

Please provide invoicing details

An invoice will be issued and payment must be made by 5 January 2023 once the Application has been accepted.
Please indicate your invoice preference:

When funding is to be provided through the Complex/High Needs Support Allowance a Direct Debit arrangement will be set up with the recipient of the CNSA/HSNA. Please provide the name and details of the CNSA/HSNA whose bank account the funding will be direct debited from so that we can organise this:


Details of Person Completing Form


Foster Carer / Kinship Carer / Guardian's Details


General Medical & Care Information

Diagnosed illnesses (e.g. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism, ADHD etc.)
Any pre-existing physical injuries/illnesses/ailments?
Are there any physical, social or psychological issues that may affect the child's participation?
Triggers which may impact upon the child's behaviour, psychological or emotional state (e.g. does the child respond better to males or females)

Education and Learning Status


Academic Tutoring Commitment

Has the child had tutoring previously?
Is the child likely to be enthusiastic about tutoring?
Can you make the child available for tutoring for at least 1 hour per week
Are you able to make someone available to supervise the weekly tutoring sessions?
Can you commit to 1 full term of tutoring?
Do you consent to Little Stars Kids receiving updates from the tutor on the child's progress?
Are you prepared to respond quickly to the tutoring company to enable a date to be set for tutoring?
If your application for tutoring is accepted, the foster or kinship carer or guardian will be required to sign terms and conditions with Little Stars Kids and will also need to comply with any terms the tutoring company has in place. Are you agreeable to this?
Are you agreeable to the child participating in a research study to assess the impact of the tutoring on the child, as part of the broader study on the impact of tutoring for foster children in primary school years? (Please note that consent from the CYJMA will also be obtained)
Please select days & times available for tutoring (mention the time on the text boxes)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED TO SOURCE A TUTOR IN EARLY JANUARY. IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO AVAILABILITY, IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU ADVISE US PRIOR TO 5 JANUARY 2023. ANY CHANGES ADVISED AFTER THIS DATE MAY DELAY THE COMMENCEMENT OF TUTORING.
Please select the areas which you would like the child to receive tutoring in

Agency and Department Details

Please note that emails are required as weekly Session Summaries will be sent to all stakeholders.  Please advise us if these details change at any time.

Is there a teacher or other third party provider whom you would like to receive a copy of the Child’s weekly Session Summaries?

Consent

By signing this document, you agree that you have completed this truthfully and to the best of your knowledge.  I consent to Little Stars Kids Pty Ltd ABN 48 602 704 781 (LSK) collecting the personal information on this Application Form for the purposes of assessing the application for funding I am authorised to provide this consent on behalf of the Child referred to in the application.


Collection Notice

LSK collects the information on the Application Form for the purposes of considering whether to provide funding for tutoring services and for the evaluation of our programs efficacy. If you do not provide all of the requested information, we may not be able to properly assess the application. If your application is successful and you choose to enter into a Tutoring Services Funding Agreement with us, we will provide the personal information in this application to A Team Tuition, which is the organisation that provides the tutoring services. We may also provide the information to the Queensland University of Technology (with the consent of the Department of Child Safety) to evaluate the efficacy of our program. Otherwise, we only disclose personal information with consent, or where we are required by law to do so. Our privacy policy is available at www.littlestarskids.org. It contains information about how you may access your personal information and seek correction of information. The privacy policy also contains information about how you can complain about a breach of privacy. Little Stars Kids does not disclose information overseas.


Attachments

Please attached the following documents to this application before sending.

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