Constituency Question: Education

20 June 2024

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My constituency question is for the Minister for Education.

Minister, how will schools and teachers in my electorate of Bellarine be supported as they implement the updated Victorian teacher and learning model with explicit teaching at its core?

The announcement last week that this government will embed evidence-based teaching and learning in our schools, including phonics in early years, is a welcome one.

As a former teacher this has long been a passion of mine. During my inaugural speech in Parliament I highlighted how important it is that we continue to review our teacher training and profession to ensure our schools are resourced to tackle the trend that many of our children and students are failing to meet literacy standards.

I could not be more pleased to see this recent phonics announcement. I look forward to hearing how teachers and schools in the Bellarine will be supported as these reforms take place.