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Supported to achieve and succeed

On Sunday we mark the 25th anniversary of the International Day of People with Disability and celebrate the achievements of our students, staff and parents with disability, and those who support them.

This year's theme is ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all' – the principle being to empower people with disability to be active contributors to society.

At the Department of Education we ensure that every student, regardless of ability or disability, receives a meaningful, rigorous and dignified education. We provide quality teaching and learning to around 110,000 students with disability and/or additional learning needs.

We want our schools and workplaces to be inclusive and reflect the diversity of the community, so our students and staff are supported to achieve and succeed.

Although we have a way to go, the department is committed to helping overcome barriers to learning and work, whether it's providing cutting-edge technology or making physical modifications to schools and workplaces to improve access.
Getting involved in events for International Day of People with Disability is one way to show your support. You can join in by holding an event or activity in your school or workplace.

For more information visit the International Day of People with Disability website.

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Secretary Mark Scott

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Mark Scott is Secretary of the Department of Education. He has worked as a teacher, in public administration and as a journalist and media executive. He is committed to public education and learning environments where every child can flourish.

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