Victorian Education Excellence Awards

2019 Winners - Victorian Education Excellence Awards

The winners of the 2019 Victorian Education Excellence Awards were selected from a shortlist of 35 finalists from government schools across Victoria. Five individual awards, four team awards and three specialist awards were presented to recognise outstanding endeavour and achievement in improving student outcomes

Congratulations Horsham Special School

Outstanding Inclusive Education Award


Congratulations, Matt Copping, Bec Talbot and the Horsham Special School team! Inclusive education and supporting all students and all schools to achieve their absolute best. Well done!

Horsham Special School has become a hub of professional learning for schools in the area.

The leadership team has developed a range of professional learning workshops for regional colleagues who also work with students with complex and diverse needs.

These professional learning sessions support the ability of educators to understand their students and how they learn. They cover a range of topics including language and communication, emotional and sensory regulation and neuroplasticity.

The workshops are complemented by an ‘on-demand’ coaching service that supports the school’s ability to provide additional support for specific students.

The project’s overwhelmingly positive impact is demonstrated by survey results from over 1000 attendees. One hundred percent agree or strongly agree that they have a deeper understanding of inclusive practices, feel more confident to work with students with diverse and complex needs and are motivated to share their learning with their colleagues.

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