I saw this post on Ruth Wales’ (nee Stange) Facebook page about an exciting piece of news for Australia. An assistant at Carson Street School, Western Australia has been accepted onto the conductor training course at the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham, UK for September 2015.
The media release posted by Ruth says:
Jessica Cornelius, an Education Assistant at Carson Street School, has just been accepted to train at the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham, UK.
Jessica will be the very first Australian to train as a Conductor. This is a huge commitment and the School is very proud of her achievement.
Carson Street School is the State’s only Education Support Primary School and the only school in WA to provide the unique program of Conductive Education.
Qualified Conductor Status (QCS), which is a worldwide recognised professional qualification and enables graduates to be employed as a Conductor. In addition to QCS, graduates receive an honours degree in Conductive Education.
I have not been able to track down a link for it on the Internet. There is no mention of it on Carson Street school’s website that I can find either.
Good luck to Jessica!
I have just returned from a week way to discover quite a bit has been happening in Conductive Education, and in particular, the row about the funding of the services provided at Carson Street School in Australia.
Withdrawal of funding from the government was announced due to the conclusion of a report on the system and a number of parents protested. This was followed by a report of ‘doctoring’ of the report and finally today an announcement that the funding will continue after all.
I have collected together the links to these stories on the Internet for those interested and they appear below.
Parents protest at withdrawal of funds for school in Australia
Education Minister to review withdrawal of funds in Australia
Minister is accused of doctoring report on CE in Australia
Minister announces that funding will now continue for Carson Street in Australia
More on doctoring of report.
‘Doctoring’ of report may be investigated.
Andrew Sutton has also blogged these developments.