New classroom supports announced
Province says new hires have happened throughout the province
The provincial government says it is addressing recommendations contained in a report on inclusive education and hiring to provide more supports to students, families and teachers has taken place.
The goal, says the province’s education minister, is to provide more supports to students and families, while also lessening the burden on teachers.
The province says education assistants, parent navigators, autism and behavioral support specialists, school psychologists, and speech language pathologists have been hired to better support students in the classroom.
“We know the model of inclusion needs to change so that all our kids have the supports they need to help them succeed. We’ve started with on-the-ground resources that parents and teachers have told us are needed most urgently,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, in a media release issued last week. “The new supports hired are over and above what already exists, and this is just the beginning. We expect to add even more classroom help as we continue to reshape the inclusive education model.”
The supports spread out across the province include: