This post isn't specifically about any HSIE subject, but rather relates to ideas, concepts and requirements that you need to take into consideration in your teaching and programming.
The Commonwealth Disability Standards for Education 2005 sets out our responsibilities to all students, and covers issues such as enrolment, access, participation, curriculum development and delivery and support services. It also specifies the way in which schools should address issues such as harassment and victimisation.
Schools are required to treat students with disabilities on the same basis as students without. Reasonable adjustments must be made to accommodate students. Students and their parents should be consulted on the type of adjustments made.
The principles outlined in the Every Student, Every School policy reinforce the Disability Standards. Professional Learning and Development of classroom teachers will target improvements in knowledge and skills in providing quality education and resources for student with special needs.
Learning Support is the responsibility of the whole school and every teacher. It includes understanding the needs of students and making appropriate adjustments. Learning Support at Epping involves accessing specialist teachers such as LAST, ESL, and support personnel such as the SLSO, (School Learning & Support Officer) or teachers
The Learning Support Team
The Learning Support Team will liaise with faculties to disseminate information and report feedback from faculties back to the team. The Learning Support team member that will liaise with each faculty is below.
The Learning and Support Teacher
The LAST provides direct timely specialist assistance to students in regular classes with additional learning and support needs and their teachers. The LAST role will reflect the needs of individual students, school priorities and programs. The LAST will work using a collaborative and consultative approach to actively involve parents and students and will support classroom teachers.
Disability for Students 2005
Every Student, Every School
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