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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5280 ..


advised of the programs and supports their child is eligible for and make application for a Learning Support Program or ISP.

Additional supports, not dependent on the ACT Student Disability Criteria, are provided to all schools through the Network Student Engagement Teams (NSET). NSET teams work with school leaders and teaching teams to build the capacity of the whole school to respond to student need.

(2) The number and type of Learning Support Programs in schools varies from year to year, to respond flexibly to current and projected student needs. In addition to Learning Support Programs all ACT public schools support students with disability, making the necessary adjustments and providing flexible and personalised learning through ISP. Currently of the 87 public schools 57 provide programs, inclusive of the four specialist schools. The list of current programs is available at: https://www.education.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/1135380/2018-Programs-and-units-PDF.pdf

(3) Schools are funded for enrolled students. Additional resourcing is provided for those students supported through ISP. Schools with Learning Support programs are provided a site funding that equates to the staffing cost for a teacher and Learning Support Assistant (LSA).

(4) See Attachment A.

(5) All teaching staff are able to meet the needs of students in their class.

(6) The onboarding of Directorate staff through People and Performance Branch confirms WWVP clearance for all school-based staff and WWVP clearance and TQI registration for teachers. Renewals of WWVP and TQI registration are the responsibility of the individual and monitored at schools/sites.

Principals supervise staff within their learning support units and use individual performance development plans to provide targeted professional development and support for staff to meet the needs of students.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Education—staffing (Question No 1974)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) What is the total number of staff who have left the (a) Education Directorate or (b) government schools during each financial year from 2013-14 to date.

(2) Can the Minister list in relation to the staff and financial years referred to in part (1), the number of staff whose employment in the (a) Education Directorate or (b) government schools whose employment has ended by (i) transfer to another ACT Government agency, (ii) retirement, (iii) resignation, (iv) termination or (v) any other category that caused the employment to be ceased.


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