Review of the impact of COVID-19 on school students with disability

The Review of the impact of COVID-19 on school students with disability (the Review) has been established to provide advice to the Australian Government on the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on education for school students with disability.

Public Consultations have now closed.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented disruptions to schooling in Australia. It has required rapid and ongoing adjustments from students, families, educators, schools and education authorities.

The Review will focus on opportunities for national collaborative actions to strengthen the capability of schools to support students with disability in future emergency events, and support the recovery of school students with disability from the impact of the pandemic.

The Review will consider:

  • the educational experiences of school students with disability throughout the pandemic
  • the impact of those educational experiences on the wellbeing and education-related outcomes of school students with disability, and
  • how support for school students with disability has been managed by governments, education authorities and schools.

Public consultations ran from 31 January 2023 to 11 April 2023 and are now closed. 

The Review report will be provided to the Federal Minister for Education during the third quarter of 2023. 

View the Terms of Reference for more information.