Every child in every school and preschool deserves the support they need
to be successful. Funding is at the heart of support in our public
education system. With proper funding complex needs are supported, our
classrooms are not overcrowded and children can thrive.
But right now, too many children and young people are missing out on
this support. Not only does this disadvantage their learning, it also
leads to an unmanageable workload for teachers, leaders and support
staff in schools and preschools.
As part of the Every School Every Child campaign, we are circulating a
petition urging the Marshall State Government to increase funding to
schools and preschools, providing immediate support and intervention for
children and students with additional learning needs through the
employment of more support staff, specialists and allied health
(including mental health) professionals, and teachers.
A minimum of 10,000 signatures will trigger a Parliamentary committee
inquiry into the levels of support and intervention available for
children and students with additional learning needs. Tabling the
petition in Parliament will also help us to focus political and public
attention on the critical issue of support for students and children.
We need every member to get active in collecting signatures for this
petition so that we can reach 10,000 and demonstrate to politicians that
the community cares about support for students and children. Anyone can
sign it including members, non-members, support staff, parents and
Updated: July 2021