Mabel Park SHS Inclusive Education
At Mabel Park SHS we run
an inclusive program that caters for a variety of students’ needs. This is
assisted by the Inclusive Learning Team.
Inclusive Learning Team is a cluster of resources, specialist teachers, and
support staff at Mabel Park SHS. A school's Inclusive Education program is
dedicated to supporting the educational needs of students in one or more
disability areas. Program specialisation is available in the following
are the same disability areas that are recognised in the Education Adjustment Program.
programs also specialise in supporting students with multiple disabilities.
At Mabel Park SHS, each student with disability is
assigned a student support liaison, whose role is to consult with
parents/guardians and any stakeholders involved with the student. They liaise
with classroom teachers and collaboratively work with staff to assist with
personalised learning and meeting the needs of the individual. Our student
support liaisons make it a high priority to develop their relationship with
Students with disability participate with the
curriculum in a regular classroom setting, however they will access curriculum
that is suitable to their current working level. Students with disability that
require a modified curriculum (that means a curriculum that is at a lower or
higher year level to their peers), do so while maintaining participation in the
regular classroom. ILT student support liaisons and classroom teachers develop
suitable curriculum activities that align with the Australian Curriculum at an
age appropriate level. Students with disabilities requiring a modified program
will also receive modified assessment appropriate to their working level. This
type of information is recorded on an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP) which is
always completed in consultation with parents/guardians and any stakeholders
working with the individual.
Students with disabilities have access to Advisory
Visiting Teachers in the areas of Hearing Impairment, Vision Impairment and
Physical Impairment who provide more specialised support to students and staff.
We also have a Speech and Language Pathologist who visits regularly during the
year. Access to these specialists allows students to receive further
individualised supports as identified by the Inclusive Learning Team.
If you have any further inquiries please feel free to
contact Claire Caple the Head of Department Inclusive Learning Team on (07) 3489