The right to education for students with disabilities has long been a focus of QAI’s systemic advocacy. Practices such as gatekeeping, the overuse of school disciplinary absences, the use of Restrictive Practices and a lack of access to reasonable adjustments, are routinely denying students with disability their right to access education on an equal basis with others.
The National School Reform Agreement is a joint agreement between the Commonwealth, States and Territories to lift student outcomes across Australian schools. The Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System (the Review) will advise Education Ministers on what reform priorities should be included in the next agreement.
QAI made a submission to the Review focusing on Chapter 2 of the Consultation Paper – improving student outcomes. If the Australian government is serious about improving learning and wellbeing outcomes for all students, it needs to prioritise creating an inclusive education system that reaches out to all learners.
Read our submission below: