Independent special assistance schools play an important role in removing barriers to education, providing vulnerable young people with the opportunity to complete school.
This report presents an overview of Independent special assistance schools in Australia and their unique role in providing inclusive and relevant education to young people who have not experienced success in mainstream schooling. It showcases seven Independent special assistance schools from across the county.
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Students enrolling in an Independent special assistance school have usually experienced long-term disengagement from education. With specialised support they can re-engage in learning and determine future pathways for further study or employment. For some students, enrolling in an Independent special assistance school may be their last chance to complete their education, and to change a negative trajectory into a positive one.