Parliamentary Secretary for Schools

I was honoured to be appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Schools by the Premier, Daniel Andrews, in December 2018.

In this role, I have continued to work alongside the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino MP, in supporting his work to deliver high quality educational outcomes for our Victorian students.

The aspect I’ve loved the most in this role has been visiting hundreds of schools across Victoria, in both metropolitan and regional areas. It is so awesome to meet with our incredible students, our dedicated and passionate educators, school communities and local parents and guardians- all with such a passion for education!

Education is a powerful tool to improve outcomes for all Victorians. This motivates my passion to continue delivering for our students to have access to high quality and inclusive education, no matter their circumstances.

Inclusive Schools Fund

I am a passionate ambassador for the Victorian Government’s Inclusive Schools Fund, which supports implementing innovative projects in schools to improve our inclusive spaces for students with additional needs. Each project is tailored to the needs of the students and school community.

These projects are supported by evidence-based practice and are leading the way in making educational and social improvements for our Victorian students.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like more information on applying to the Inclusive Schools Fund.

Terms of Reference

So far in my Parliamentary Secretary role, we’ve produced several reports for the Minister for Education after visiting many Victorian schools and meeting with leading experts on these topics to help improve our education system. This includes:

  • A report on inclusive education around best practice across Victoria.
  • A report on lessons learned from the period of remote and flexible learning during 2020.
  • A report on the transition of our students from primary to secondary school.
  • A report on the swimming in schools initiative and supporting our kids to be safe around the water.

I look forward to continuing to support the Minister in the fantastic work being done for education in Victoria.