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Education For All Priorities & Action Plan

IEAG has been part of Education for All (EFA) since it began four years ago. EFA is a group of key disability, family and inclusive education groups and individuals. 

The group is co-ordinated by the Disabled Person’s Assembly. EFA has been meeting regularly over the past year to discuss and develop a Priority and Action Plan for inclusive education from human and disability rights perspectives. The Plan outlines key priorities and actions for the New Zealand education system.

EFA is saying to the government and Ministry of Education that disabled people, families, advocates and our allies have a right to politically lead and influence what happens for us at every level of the education system. We want relationships where we can guide government policy and action from the beginning, rather than always be responding to agendas and plans set for and but often without us. The EFA has just finalised the plan and we are poised to present it to government and senior officials in education. 

EFA hopes that people will find the plan useful as an outline of a disability perspective on what inclusive education looks like and how to make it happen. The plan might help prepare people for talking about inclusive education with political parties, representatives and candidates.

Read the Priorites and Action Plan




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Financial Brains needed

IEAG is urgently  in need of a financially-minded person to come on board as treasurer of our organisation. We are an incorporated society with membership throughout New Zealand. A small but effective charitable organisation, we achieve much with one paid employee and a bunch of dedicated volunteers.

The treasurer’s role is to oversee the finances (the Executive Officer does the day-to-day work), present reports, financial information and recommendations to the Governing Committee. You will be taking over financial accounts that are in good order; the Annual Accounts have been audited or reviewed for the past 3 years with no discrepancies.

You will need be/become a member of IEAG, be committed to an inclusive education in Aotearoa New Zealand and to IEAG's work; have an understanding  of basic financial systems and requirements; be willing to give around four hours per month to the job and attend approximately four committee meetings a year.

Information that may be useful includes Governing Committee Job Description and IEAG's Annual Reports.

We would love to hear from you, please email our Executive Officer, Sarah Berman at [email protected]

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