The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the reappointment of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham as Minister for Education and Training, as well as the appointment of the Hon Karen Andrews MP as Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills.
ISCA Executive Director, Colette Colman said that she looked forward to continuing the positive working relationship the Independent school sector has established with Senator Birmingham on a wide range of education related issues, particularly those that affect the Independent school sector.
Ms Colman said, “During his time as Minister for Education and Training Senator Birmingham has demonstrated a strong understanding of education issues and has shown a positive willingness to engage with all school sectors. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Minister’s office, including ongoing negotiations to secure predictable and stable funding arrangements for Independent schools into the future.”
“The Independent schools sector remains committed to working with the Commonwealth Government to support the implementation of their policies to provide quality education to all Australian school students,” concluded Ms Colman.
Posted on 18 July 2016 in Publications