Join a disability advisory group to NSW Department of Education

Do you have a passion and interest in improving outcomes for students with disability in NSW public schools? Are you a young person with disability who recently went to a NSW public school? Are you a parent of a young person with disability who currently attends or recently attended a NSW public school?

The NSW Department of Education is looking for new members to provide advice on the education of students with disability as part of the Disability Strategy Reference Group. We are seeking involvement from recent former students and parents/carers of children with disability who attend or recently attended NSW public schools. This is an amazing opportunity to feedback on how we are meeting our Disability Strategy commitment to build a more inclusive education system, one where all students feel welcomed and are learning to their fullest capability.

The Disability Strategy sets out our commitment 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. We are also committed to creating a more inclusive education system in line with the Inclusive Education Statement for students with disability. Central to this is that students feel welcomed into their local school community and families are treated as partners and recognised as experts of their child.

Members will provide strategic advice and feedback on and test ideas related to:

  • the impact of the strategy and its initiatives;
  • the work that needs to be done to realise the intended vision of the Disability Strategy; and
  • how the work from the Disability Strategy is being received in local communities.

The Reference Group includes a cross-section of:

  • individuals with lived experience of disability or parents/carers of children and young people with disability.
  • community organisations with a primary interest in the education and wellbeing of young people with disability

The group meets eight times a year online or in person in Parramatta.

We encourage representation from across NSW including rural and remote areas.

Applications are open until 30 November 2022 through this online form. Please contact the Disability Strategy team with any questions or for further information.

Disability Strategy Reference Group charter (PDF 113.6KB)

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