Empowering Communities: Local Engagement and Decision-Making Committee Launched at Wugularr School

The Northern Territory Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to drive local decision making with Wugularr School recognised as the latest remote area school to establish a Local Engagement and Decision Making (LEaD) committee.

Minister for Education Selena Uibo launched the committee at Wugularr School today, celebrating with staff, students, parents, Department of Education officials and community elders.

LEaD committees are part of the Territory Labor Government’s community-led schools model – a 2016 election commitment empowering local people to make decisions to drive continuous improvement in student attendance, engagement and educational outcomes.

The Wugularr LEaD Committee will work closely with the school to ensure the decisions being made on a day-to-day basis reflect the needs and wants of parents and the wider community.

Wugularr joins Belyuen, Borroloola, Bulla Camp, Kalkaringi, Pine Creek, Robinson River and Ti Tree where LEaD committees have already been established.

As stated by Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Workforce Training, Selena Uibo:

“Strong partnerships with families and communities have positive impacts on our children and that’s why the Territory Labor Government is investing in strong futures for young people.

“This model is empowering communities to make decisions and have a say in the education and training of their young people, maximising positive outcomes for their future.

“This LEaD committee is just one way in which the Territory Labor Government is giving communities more say by restoring local decision making.”

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