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Government funding for the first tranche of Learning Support Coordinators in schools and kura was announced on Sunday 4 November – read the press release here

Every child and young person has the right to education.

1 in 5 children and young people need some kind of extra support for their learning.

Inclusive education is about making sure all children can take part in education, learn and achieve whatever their needs or differences. Learning support refers to the additional support some children and young people need to engage and achieve in education.

The survey is now closed.

Thank you to all those who shared their experiences, thoughts and ideas for how we can help children and young people get the extra support they need to learn.

Feedback will now be analysed and a revised Disability and Learning Support Action Plan will be considered by Cabinet.

The draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan aims to develop an inclusive education system where children and young people with additional learning needs, including disabilities, are welcome. 

The Action Plan suggests a number of priorities for the next few years developed in response to feedback from parents and whānau, and organisations and groups from the education and disability sectors. Actions will need to be achieved within available funding, and sequenced and phased in over time. Each action will depend on the results of consultation and further policy work. Any new actions will need decisions on funding before being implemented.

The draft Action Plan is available in: