Canberra’s public and private schools will combine resources and expertise to help students with special needs.
Education Minister Andrew Barr has established a working group consisting of representatives from all sectors to share expertise and resources.
Mr Barr says it is hoped the closer collaboration will make it easier for students with disabilities to move from one school to another.
“What we have identified is there is often a disconnect when a student with a disability leaves a school that they’ve been at for a long time and then transitions into a new school environment,” he said.
“It’s really important that those linkages and a proper handover occurs and that can be even more complex if the transition is from a public school to a non-government school and vice versa.”
Mr Barr says the working group will create closer ties and partnerships between schools.