This Action Plan was strongly informed by the recommendations made by all Government parties to the Select Committee Inquiry.
Through consultation over the past few years, we have heard about the desire for disabled children and young people and those with diverse ways of learning to be recognised, accepted and valued as part of our society and learning environments. There were calls for the education system to do more to reduce discrimination and unconscious bias, and foster and uphold these learners’ rights, strengths, interests, identities, languages and cultures.
Stakeholders also emphasised the importance of building teacher capability. Teachers are responsible for supporting the needs and abilities of all learners. Therefore a focus is needed on their training, development and ongoing support. Many submitters also provided feedback on how the Action Plan could be extended to further address discrimination against disabled children and young people and those with learning support needs, including Māori and Pacific children, within the education system.
There have also been strong calls for:
A summary of the analysis of the feedback provided to the Ministry is included in the Action Plan and available as a stand alone document.
Learning Support Action Plan 2019 - 2025 [PDF 990KB]
The feedback received from people with disabilities or learning support needs as part of the Education Conversation survey is also available as a standalone report: