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Independent Schools Welcome Focus on Government Funding for Students with Disability

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the focus on supporting students with disability (SWD) created by today’s release of the Senate Education and Employment References Committee’s Inquiry, Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability.

ISCA’s Executive Director Colette Colman said today that “it is critically important that students with disability must be adequately and equitably resourced by governments regardless of the type of school they attend.”

Last year ISCA made a submission to the Inquiry outlining the significant contribution of the Independent sector to educating students with disability (SWD). This contribution has increased dramatically in recent decades, with SWD enrolments having been increasing at a higher rate than overall enrolments for many years. In 2014, over 18,000 students with disability were enrolled in Independent schools.

For more see ISCA’s full media release

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