On 4 February 2015 the Agency presented the External Audit Report for Malta, commissioned in November 2013 by the Maltese Minister for Education and Employment, Mr Evarist Bartolo.
The Audit report Education for All: Special Needs and Inclusive Education in Malta assesses the current special needs and inclusive education system in Malta, presenting strengths and areas for further development. Among its recommendations, the report calls for legislation and policy that promotes a rights-based approach, supporting the active participation of all learners. At the report presentation, Agency Director Mr Cor J.W. Meijer pointed out that Malta already has an inclusive system and this study will help to maximise the resources already available within the system.
Based on the recommendations, the Audit report identifies a number of priority steps that will be necessary to further develop effective policy and practice for inclusive education. This report constitutes the basis for further debate with stakeholders.
For more information on the audit visit the webpage of the Maltese Ministry of Education.
The report is open to consultation until the end of March, when the implementation phase starts. For any questions or comments, contact the Agency representative for Malta.