CYDA responds to the Federal Government’s Review to inform a better and fairer education system. It calls on National Cabinet to lead ministers for education, disability, early childhood and Indigenous children to deliver and invest in the lifelong development, learning and education of children with disability.
In August 2023, CYDA made a submission to the Federal Department of Education’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System. We drew on previous consultations and discussions with children, young people and families to recommend that a reformed Education system must:
- Ensure the National School Reform Agreement and Commonwealth funding model supports and incentivises inclusive education, by holding states and territories accountable to deliver the full inclusion of all students in mainstream school settings.
- Invest in national and state and territory level mechanisms that collect, prioritise, and action the voices and views of children and young people with disability.
- Drive and fund transformational change to ensure inclusive education across all life stages.
- Invest in training and support for educators, teachers, and related professional and specialist staff working with and supporting inclusive education across all life stages.
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