Inclusive education for all students with disabilities and additional needs

Inclusive education for all students is central to the Victorian Government’s vision of equity and excellence in the Education State. Inclusive education is built on clear policy commitments, positive school culture, high quality teaching and strength-based approaches to student learning.

Reforms are underway to strengthen the capacity of the education system to support students with disabilities and additional needs, and to facilitate the full and active participation of all children and young people, through the inclusive education reform agenda. The agenda builds on the 2014 Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools which sets out a nine-step plan to maximise outcomes for students with disabilities, and the Government's commitment to deliver recommendations from the Review of the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD), outlined in its response: Inclusive education for all students with disabilities and additional needs.

The inclusive education agenda reforms informed by the PSD Review recommendations are wide reaching and include:

  • reforms to make schools inclusive for students with disabilities

  • reforms to improve school staff's ability to support students with disabilities

  • a new approach to the identification and personal support planning for students with disabilities

  • a new approach to resourcing schools to support students with disabilities

  • reforms to strengthen accountability for funding and student outcomes.

For more information, see:

Outcomes

Implementation of the Inclusive Education Agenda reforms is underway. The reforms that have been delivered include:

More Information

To read the Review's report and the Government's response, see:

Inclusive Education for all Students with Disabilities and Additional Needs (The Government's Response) (pdf - 5.05mb)
Word version of the Inclusive Education for all Students with Disabilities and Additional Needs (The Government's Response) (docx - 120.27kb)

Program for Students with Disabilities Report (pdf - 949.88kb)
Word version of Program for Students with Disabilities Report (docx - 8.45mb)

For answers to your questions, see:

Answers to your questions factsheet (pdf - 137.88kb)
Answers to your questions factsheet

Summaries

For summaries of the Government's response to the Review's findings and recommendations, see:

Response to the Program for Students with Disabilities Review factsheet (pdf - 115.46kb)
Response to the Program for Students with Disabilities Review factsheet

Detailed response to the Program for Students with Disabilities Review factsheet (pdf - 115.46kb)
Detailed response to the Program for Students with Disabilities Review factsheet