Students attending specialist schools in Cardinia Shire will receive extra support to transition from their final year of education into post-schooling pathways.
Specialist schools will receive $750 from the State Government for each final year student with disability to support their transition to post-school options in 2021.
Mainstream schools will also be eligible for the payment to provide extra support for final year students with disability to transition from school.
“We are investing in the future of every Victorian student to ensure they have the individual support they need to successfully transition into other opportunities outside of school next year,” Eastern Victoria Member Harriet Shing said.
“Transitioning to a new stage in life can be challenging. That’s why we are giving students with disability extra support to feel confident as they take the next step.
“This fixed payment will allow schools to free up teachers to do this vital work and assist these learners to reach their full potential.”
Schools can use the Post-Secondary Transition Funding Grant to allow school staff to provide transition outreach support for school leavers until the end of Term 1, 2021.
This extra support will give these students opportunities to familiarise themselves with their new settings, learn new skills, and transition confidently with help from teachers and staff from their school.
Schools will be provided with a suite of resources to communicate essential guidance to their school community, such as transition support guides and a parent factsheet.
Transition planning for students with disability involves a holistic and collaborative approach to find the most appropriate opportunities tailored to each student.