About the Network
This network is for career and transition staff, leading teachers and anyone else interested from specialist schools in the North and West metropolitan region of Melbourne. The members come together to share information and resources to support young people with disabilities to pursue post school options that include further education and training, employment and leisure based activities in their local community.
Glenroy specialist school hosted the SSTN meeting for Term 2. The day consisted of representatives presenting on the overview of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which was valuable to careers teachers. Following this was a presentation from the Department of Education & Training on careers and pathway policies and processes. The day ended with a facilitated discussion around family experienceswho have transitioned to the NDIS. The initiative builds capacity amongst specialist schools, offers professional development opportunities and is a vehicle to circulate information and share resources.
CTS continues to work alongside the SSTN members to support the network to become self managed and self directed.
The SSTN Planning Committee meet prior to each meeting to develop the Agenda.
A Terms of Reference for the network is approved at the beginning of each year.
Sharing good practice, expertise and resources is a vital function of the network, as well as an opportunity to connect with other teachers. Members work together to select the themes for the meetings.
2018 Meeting Dates:
- Wednesday 21 February 2018
- Wednesday 2 May 2018
- Wednesday 1 August 2018
- Wednesday 24 October 2018