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Whole School Structures

All students, given sufficient time and support, can learn and achieve. Organisational approaches that schools may choose to implement includes:

Collaboration with parent/guardian/carer

As the primary source of knowledge about the student, parent/guardian/carer involvement is central to achieving student success. Involving the family in curriculum planning is an approach that recognises the student as a functioning member of the broader community. Acknowledging and involving the student’s family can establish positive relationships and promote communication.

Implementation of a whole school curriculum plan

There is no single approach to curriculum planning. However, an inclusive approach incorporates the belief that all students can learn and progress, and a commitment to a collaborative relationship between students, family, school and the community.

For students with disabilities units of work can be linked to the standards by:

Use of appropriate language

Undertake curriculum program planning using a plain language model to ensure the student and parent/guardian/carer are comfortable within the process, and are not excluded by technical terminology or jargon.

Evaluate the learning environment

An evaluation of the general layout of the school and specific classroom settings may result in modifications to ensure individual access and equity to learning opportunities.

Access mainstream services and community supports

Access mainstream services and community supports that promote social inclusion, positive learning environments and participation in school settings.

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