AEU Rep Mark Kingsley presents what’s needed to lift learning for all students with disability.
Large class sizes are especially problematic when students are required to work with a range of potentially hazardous materials, or where the equipment and environment is potentially dangerous or limited.
The Government needs to offer salary packages that are competitive with other states and territories to attract and retain the quality educators.
Schools to be provided with enough staffing to enable Principals to dedicate more time to their core work of improving teaching and learning at their school.
Ensure teachers have adequate time for core tasks such as planning and preparation, communicating with families and developing learning plans.
Increase the number of professional support staff in schools, particularly psychologists, speech and language pathologists and social workers.
More Support Teachers who can work with classroom teachers to improve outcomes for students with disability or additional support needs.
More in-class support from Teacher Assistants and Educational Support Specialists to enable more one-on-one attention for every child.