This second edition of the biennial State of Education in NSW 2016 report (PDF, 2MB) brings together a wealth of data, information and commentary across the whole education spectrum in NSW.
The report provides a recap of policy context, and covers outcomes in early childhood education, school education, vocational education and training and higher education for both government and non-government service providers. For each of the four sectors, the report highlights what is going well and where there is room for improvement.
Visit the 2016 State of Education website for an interactive view of the report's main highlights.
Key findings from the NSW Long Day Care Survey 2015 (PDF, 2.3MB) presents key findings from a survey of NSW long day care centres, conducted in late 2015 by the Social Research Centre on behalf of the NSW Department of Education. It provides information on enrolment, attendance, vacancy rates, teacher qualifications and the use of the transition to school statement.
This inaugural edition of the biennial 2014 State of Education report (PDF, 4MB) brings together a wealth of data, information and commentary about the full spectrum of education in NSW. It reports on activities and outcomes in early childhood education, school education, vocational education and training and higher education. It acknowledges and reports on the complex mix of government and non-government educational service providers in all four of these sectors.
In inclusive early childhood education and care services, children with and without disability learn and play alongside one another. The provision of inclusive services is widely supported on human rights grounds and on the basis that all children should have access to high-quality preschool programs.