Outreach - Initiatives

Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Early Childhood Speech and Language Initiative

The Aboriginal Early Childhood Speech and Language Initiative funds additional Support Officer Speech and Language (SOSL) positions to support schools across the state with a particular focus on improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal students in Kindergarten to Year 1.

  • The Peel Language Development School - Statewide Speech & Language Service collaborates with metropolitan and East Kimberley Aboriginal Education schools to:
  • Develop professional learning opportunities including workshops, presentations, professional literature and mentoring for identified leaders;
  • Support leaders to provide the school staff with professional learning, mentoring and coaching;
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of language and literacy programs for K-1 Aboriginal students within the Australian Curriculum and the Aboriginal Early Years Framework; and
  • Model the use of the 'Two-Way' strategy to ensure culturally sensitive programs to 'Close the Gap'.