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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 30 March 2017) . . Page.. 1370 ..

Part-time Public Office Holders—Amended Determination 12 of 2016, dated March 2017.

Part-time Public Office Holder—Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel—Determination 5 of 2017, dated March 2017.

Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—Revised explanatory statement.

Schools for all—quarterly and annual reports

Papers and statement by minister

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (3.49): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Schools for All—

Implementation of the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Students with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour—4th quarterly report, dated March 2017.

Program: Responding to the needs of Children and Young People in Canberra Schools—2016 Report.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MS BERRY: The reports I am tabling today update members on progress of the schools for all program following the recommendations of the expert panel that reported in late 2015. The fourth quarter report notes progress made between October and December 2016, and the 2016 report reflects on the implementation of the first year of the program and provides some real stories of the impact in Canberra schools.

The government is committed to supporting an inclusive education system where every child and young person has access to quality education, where we are focused on understanding the individual needs of each child and support their learning. Each child should be set up for a bright future, regardless of their characteristics, circumstances or background, and our community needs to work together to prepare children to learn and then provide education in a way that recognises individual people.

The report shows clear achievements over the first year of the $21.4 million schools for all program across both government and non-government schools. We have invested in infrastructure to provide new learning spaces and supportive school environments. New programs are targeting the mental health needs of students and providing social and emotional learning. Support for students and families is improving, with multi-disciplinary teams equipped to support students and to respond to complex needs and challenging behaviours. Schools are more engaged with the community, including service providers and families.

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