The Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support initiative

The Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative provides funding to government secondary schools to improve outcomes for students who are at risk of finishing school without the literacy or numeracy skills they need for future work, education and training. It is the biggest single investment in individualised student support in Victoria's history. The initiative also helps build the capability of all teachers in secondary schools to support these students.

Through the MYLNS initiative, schools are provided funding to release existing teachers as Literacy Improvement Teachers and / or Numeracy Improvement Teachers. 

Improvement Teachers have the following functions:


  • to deliver literacy or numeracy direct teaching support to students at risk of finishing school without the literacy or numeracy skills they need, and

  • to build capability in literacy or numeracy teaching across the school.

  • In 2020, the MYLNS initiative provides funding to provide direct support to students in Year 10 and Year 11.


Read more about the MYLNS initiative here

  The Macleod College MYLNS Team


Beverly Nguyen

Numeracy Improvement Leader


Ketty Karalis

Literacy Improvement Leader


Fabiano Nigro

Capability Improvement Leader

MYLNS at Macleod College


At Macleod College, we have decided to increase our catchment of students involved in the MYLNS program to include whole classes of students.

Beverly and Ketty are timetabled to attend the Yr. 10 English and Maths iLeap Support classes and the Yr. 11 VCAL Literacy and Numeracy classes, allowing them to assist and support all students in these subjects.

As a team, we are working on new Individualised Learning Plans for MYLNS students, SMART Goal Setting and Digital Learning Portfolios for all students, and sourcing and facilitating Professional Development for MC staff to enable a whole school approach to literacy and numeracy improvement and student agency.


Macleod College

Prep - Year 12



Carwarp Street

Macleod VICTORIA 3085


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