Learning support

Learning support (was Special education) supports children and students to access the curriculum by providing extra help, adapted programmes or learning environments, specialised equipment or materials.

Our Learning Support Update is about improving the education system for children and students who need additional learning support.

The Inclusive Education website (external link) has teaching strategies for supporting children and students with special education needs.

We provide services and support to schools in different ways:

Working in Learning Support (was special education)

Services and support for both individual students and schools

Other school options for students with high needs



Contact us

For information on special education or inclusive education:
Email: special.education@education.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 622 222

For help, or to refer a child or young person to us: contact your local Ministry office.

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