What is Expected from Schools in Providing Curriculum For Students with Disabilities?
All students, irrespective of the school they attend, where they live or their social and economic status, have an entitlement to a high-quality school education and a genuine opportunity to succeed.
Every student is entitled to a quality education. The Victorian Essential Learning Standards have been put in place for all schools to achieve this. The standards acknowledge the diversity of student needs in the community. Schools have an obligation to respond to this challenge by tailoring curriculum and organisational arrangements to cater for different learning needs.
Disability Standards for Education were formulated by the Commonwealth Attorney-General under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The Disability Standards clarify the obligations of education and training providers to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access and participate in education without experiencing discrimination.
Planning an inclusive curriculum
In planning an inclusive curriculum schools and teachers can support students with disabilities through a number of whole school structures and classroom-based approaches.