No Melton student left behind


No student in Melton will be left behind, with the continuation of the Victorian government’s tutor program into 2022.

The tutor program has called on pre-service teachers, teachers on leave, retired teachers and casual relief teachers to sign up and return to the classroom.

Melton MP Steve McGhie announced earlier this month that $230.4 million would be invested to extend the program until the end of 2022.

The funding will allow tutors to be retained who have supported students throughout 2021.

Mr McGhie said: “We’re making sure every child in Melton is given the support they need to succeed at school.”

The program places at least one tutor in every government school in the state, aimed at ensuring every Victorian student comes out of the pandemic with the confidence that their learning is on track.

Education Minister James Merlino said the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Victorian students, and that the program helped to address the struggles that some students faced.

“There’s no question that this pandemic has been a challenge for many students – but we’re making sure no Victorian child is left behind, with thousands of dedicated tutors to make sure everyone can catch up and prepare for a much better 2022,” Mr Merlino said.

“Our tutors have done incredible work throughout this year helping students succeed.”

Individual schools will determine how the tutoring support is best implemented in their school, ensuring the program is tailored to the needs of students.

Michaela Meade