Student voice and The Education State
Victoria is The Education State, which means we're "building an education system that produces excellence and reduces the impact of disadvantage." (DET) Student voice is a big part of that, something VicSRC has known for a long time, which has been included more and more in conversations around what it really means to be The Education State.
See the timeline below for the evolution of student voice in The Education State
The Victorian Government centred student voice, agency and leadership as part of the rebranding of Victoria as The Education State, following a decade of VicSRC advocating for students to be actively included in decision making in education.
VicSRC was funded by the government to create Student Voice and the Education State, a resource for schools to ensure student voice, agency and leadership was embedded in decision making.
VicSRC consulted with DET in the development of Amplify, Victoria’s student voice practice guide.
VicSRC takes part in the Amplify Learning Labs around Victoria which support schools to implement student voice initiatives and leads to the Amplify Toolkit
VicSRC is included in consultations on the creation of FISO 2.0
What's happening now?
VicSRC continues to advise the DET on resources for students, schools and the education community to make sure FISO is embedded in all Victorian schools. VicSRC continues to provide training for schools, including Teach the Teacher, Student Voice Workshops and Student Representative Team to support student voice, agency and leadership in all aspects of school.
What does this mean for students?
Your voice matters! Check out our free Intro to Student Voice course to see how to use your voice to make change at school.