Access and equity
PD-2008-0385-V03 Defines the department's commitments in its schools. Developed in response to the Report of the Review of Aboriginal Education 2004, in collaboration with Aboriginal communities and key partners.
Last Updated 09/06/2020
Contact Director, Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement
Document title Turning Policy into Action (PDF 994.08 KB)
PD-2005-0235-V05.0.1 This policy commits the department to the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in NSW Government schools. It applies to all NSW Public School employees and students, and has implications for each school community.
Last Updated 04/11/2020
Contact Leader, Multicultural Education 0278142826
Document title Anti-racism education - Advice for Schools (PDF 823.92 KB)
PD-2005-0292-V02 The department manages the Assisted School Travel Program through the efficient and effective procurement, co-ordination and management of travel support services for eligible school students with identified disability to travel to and from school.
Last Updated 21/07/2020
Contact Director, Assisted School Travel 02 4224 9209
Document title Assisted School Travel Program Guidelines (PDF 1304.54 KB)
PD-2006-0342-V01 This policy applies to all staff employed by the department including in school and non-school based positions. It also applies to students who attend NSW public schools and has implications for each school community.
Last Updated 06/10/2020
Contact Leader, Support and Development 02 7814 2750
Document title Personalised support for student learning
PD-2004-0051-V4.0.0 Guidance on implementing effective learning and teaching practices to develop the talent of high potential and gifted students
Last Updated 25/01/2021
Contact refer to policy
PD-2005-0234-V01.0.1 This policy responds to the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of NSW. It commits schools to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.
Last Updated 17/03/2021
Contact Leader, Multicultural Education (02) 7814 2826
PD-2010-0402-V01 The policy sets out the requirements relating to children and young people in statutory out of home care who are attending government schools, including preschools.
Last Updated 07/05/2019
Contact Leader, Child Protection Services (02) 7814 2177
PD-2005-0243-V02 The policy outlines commitment to people with disabilities, education objectives based on the principle of “normalisation” and responsibilities at state, regional and school levels. It also articulates the rights of parents, caregivers and students.
Last Updated 17/06/2020
Contact Director, Disability, Learning and Support 02 7814 3879
Document title Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2020 (DOCX 65.38 KB)