A good education and relevant qualifications are critical to the future of every young person and are vital ingredients to success.

Many students say they don’t feel ready to become active citizens when they leave school. They want to be better prepared for life beyond school while still at school. They want teachers and adults to better prepare them to become active contributors to Australian society and they emphasise that they know they need proper guidance to be able to do so.

By adopting some small-scale practices at a school level we can create more participatory and inclusive classrooms, more kind and welcoming environments, more engaging and meaningful lessons, and more trusting and respectful relationships between students and teachers.