Funding boost supports students
THE Victorian Labor Government is giving schools more than $7 million in resources to support students with disabilities.
Minister for Education James Merlino announced that the Inclusion Boost funding will strengthen schools education policies and practices.
“We’re supporting our schools to make sure that all students feel welcome, accepted and engaged so that they can participate, achieve and thrive in school and life,” he said.
“We want to give every child, every chance, and its essential disability isn’t a barrier to that.”
The funding will allow schools to educate teaching and support staff so that students with disabilities can participate in education and training activities on the same basis as their peers.
It will also allow schools to develop an inclusion and diversity policy which reflects their commitment to include students of all backgrounds and abilities.
The funding comes as part of the $61 million suite of education initiatives announced by the Labor Government last year to provide extra support to young people with disabilities.
The Inclusion Boost funding will form part of the education reform agenda that ensures students of all abilities and their families feel welcome and thrive at school.