Page 2278 - Week 07 - Thursday, 4 August 2016

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seek feedback from stakeholders and to ensure their ongoing engagement in the implementation of the program of work. To this end, a further round table will be convened next week.

I am confident, as is the independent oversight group, that the schools for all program is progressing well, with implementation being proactively managed through program governance and management activities. Emeritus Professor Tony Shaddock has been engaged by the directorate to provide strategic advice and guidance to ensure that implementation is consistent with the intent of the report. This appointment saw Professor Shaddock move from the oversight committee to a position where his advice can be integrated at the beginning of discussions around specific projects. Professor Shaddock also provides guidance as a critical friend to Catholic Education.

In June, I appointed Mr Ian Claridge to the oversight group for the schools for all program. Mr Claridge brings to this role over 37 years of experience in education as a teacher, a Victorian education department senior executive and a consultant to state and territory governments on education issues, including review of disability programs. Mr Claridge was also engaged by the expert panel in 2015 to provide advice and feedback on the schools for all report.

While the second quarterly reports show we have made significant progress over the last quarter to implement the 50 recommendations in the schools for all report, we remain focused on effecting sustainable systemic cultural change. To do this effectively will take time. Public, Catholic and independent schools sectors have committed to a three-year program of change and I look forward to seeing the impacts of this in each and every school across the ACT.

As the expert panel noted, in our increasingly complex world our education system and our schools need to continue to adapt to support participation, engagement, behaviour and learning in our increasingly diverse school communities. The second schools for all quarterly reports provide an excellent platform for this ongoing change and I am pleased and encouraged about the progress that has been made.

Consistent with my commitment to transparency and accountability for progress of significant reforms, I will shortly be making these reports public and look forward to ongoing engagement with stakeholders and the community, who are always looking to hold us to account on this very important piece of work. I present the following paper:

Schools for All—Implementation of the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Students with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour: 2nd Quarterly Report—Ministerial statement, 4 August 2016.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (10.13): I thank the minister for tabling this statement and I am pleased to see, despite there being little progress in the first report, that since then a considerable amount has been done. I do not intend to talk to each of the

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