The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the Albanese Government’s “holistic approach” to reviewing education reform in the early childhood, school and tertiary education sectors.
NCEC acting executive director Sally Egan said Catholic education looked forward to participating in the review of the National Schools Reform Agreement announced on Friday by Federal Education Minister Jason Clare.
“The Catholic education sector is committed to improving equitable learning outcomes for all students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds including regional, rural and remote Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with disability, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds,” Ms Egan said.
She said the Government’s commitment to review early childhood, school and tertiary education will provide a more holistic approach to the transition of students from the early years through their learning pathway to post-school study.
“Early childhood is a key national priority area for Catholic education and we will be interested in the findings and recommendations coming from this important review to further inform our work in this area as well as in school reform.”
The current agreement will be extended for a further 12 months to allow for the review and provides certainty for the next year.