Joy Burch announced that the ACT Government will begin community consultation soon on their review of the 2008 ACT’s policy for gifted and talented students.
The review policy is designed to educate schools and families as to the best way to supporting the gifted and talented.
“We want to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of ACT gifted and talented public school students into the future,” Ms Burch said.
“Parent representatives, students, teachers and the Canberra community will be consulted to ensure their views are considered as part of this review to ensure the policy continues to meet the needs of gifted and talented students in our Government schools.”
In ACT public schools the principal is responsible for determining how the needs of the gifted and talented students are met in their school.
“I have received feedback from parent groups seeking to enhance the learning experience and outcomes for all gifted and talented students in the ACT, so I look forward to their contribution.”