Deputy Secretary, Regional Support Group, Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Nicholas Pole took up his current position in April 2012.
Prior to moving to Victoria, Nicholas worked in the New Zealand Ministry of Education where he had responsibility for Special Education Services and more latterly the department’s regional services.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, Nicholas led the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s work on the recovery and re-establishment of the Christchurch education system. Nicholas has an extensive background working in both education and welfare agencies. He has qualifications in education, social research and management.
Not another brick in the wall: Making education inclusive
Monday 4th August, 2014: 1:30am - 2:30am
With all the talk about Gonski reform, disability loading in schools funding, social inclusion and belonging, how can we ensure that children with disabilities achieve a meaningful learning experience? This panel session, chaired by Stephanie Gotlib, Executive Officer of Children With Disability Australia, discusses policy that will positively impact on inclusive education for students with a disability.