NSW reduces school suspensions – SMH 27 August 2020
NSW NEW BEHAVIOUR STRATEGY COMMITS TO REDUCING SUSPENSIONS IN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY
The Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia (PAAAA) met with NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell earlier in the year to discuss the draft Behaviour Strategy & Disability Strategy for schools in NSW and how they impact students with ADHD. Thanks to extensive advocacy over 18 months from the PAAA, including support from ADHD Australia and the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA), significant steps forward have been made to reduce suspensions and lengths of suspensions in vulnerable cohorts of students such as those with ADHD.
To read more about this exciting initiative head to the SMH at: https://www.smh.com.au/education/maximum-school-suspension-to-be-cut-to-10-days-under-discipline-plan-20200826-p55pme.html
Please click here to read more about the strategy and if you are passionate about feeding into the draft strategy, you can also do so by 25 September.