Introduction

Our vision is to increase access and engagement in learning for all students by identifying and removing barriers. A physical disability or health condition should not limit the opportunities for a student to be educated. The adopted framework will ensure that these students not only have the same opportunities but can excel at them too. The framework will focus on a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, support and problem solving.

Meaningful and equitable access to the taught and assessed curriculum will lead to improved academic and social skills, increased self-esteem and positive relationships with members of the school community. The programme will be organised to ensure that the diverse needs of students are met at an appropriate level through enriched resources and activities that match the strengths, goals and needs of the learner. Practising differentiation through identifying a student’s learning style, scaffolding their learning and differentiating the curriculum to ensure that students´ work to their full potential will be embedded in the collaborative planning process.

Adopting and adapting whole-school teaching strategies, which meet the needs of students, will certainly assist students in deepening their understanding of taught skills and concepts and this will develop these areas further:

  • Transforming learning
  • Establishing positive, reinforced relationships and expectations in the community
  • Developing greater student understanding on how they approach and apply learning
  • Promoting difference and diversity
  • Advocating independent learning skills
  • Promoting the human rights of each individual

Teachers will develop the following areas to best respond to student needs:

  • Data collection on factors which contribute positively to students learning with respect to inquiry-based learning
  • Teaching approaches/strategies differentiated to meet the needs of the students
  • Use of technology to alleviate and remove barriers to learning