Innovation Program

Applications for the Disability Strategy Innovation Program have closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in term 1, 2020.


About the Disability Strategy Innovation Program

The program will partner with schools to test innovative ideas and build the evidence base for what works for our students.

We want to pilot ideas already underway in a school, or new ideas that haven't been tested yet. We're looking for ideas that are innovative, measurable and scalable. Ideas could improve transitions, foster inclusion, test flexible approaches to resourcing or create better learning outcomes.

The team will provide the funding to support the additional staffing and physical resources required to bring these innovative ideas to life through the design, implementation and evaluation of pilots.

Proposals are open to principals of all NSW Government schools including preschools. Principals can partner with other principals, early childhood providers or external stakeholders, such as a research partner, advocacy group or parents association.

We will work with successful schools on a memorandum of understanding outlining resourcing, key dates and roles and responsibilities.

This Innovation Program is part of our delivery of the Disability Strategy which aspires to build an education system in which children with disability thrive academically, develop good physical, mental and emotional health, and gain the skills to live a fulfilling, independent life post-school. More information is available on the Disability Strategy webpage.

Hear from Department of Education, Learning and Wellbeing Executive Director, Lisa Alonso Love, on the program in the video below.

Transcript of Disability Strategy Innovation Program video.

Disability Strategy Innovation Program.
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