Planning for students with disability
Having an appropriate school wide policy on planning for students with disability in place may remove this pressure.
Planning for a student with unique learning needs to attend your school can be overwhelming. Having an appropriate school-wide policy on planning for students with disability may remove this pressure. When developing/reviewing your policy, make sure it:
- Adheres to legislative and departmental requirements for inclusive education planning;
- Focuses on the student and the student’s voice;
- Includes opportunities for review and feedback.
The below framework will help you make sure the student’s voice is being heard in this process.
Advice from parents and students
- Ensure learning and accessibility adjustments are clearly documented and communicated to all relevant staff.
- Ensure a process is in place for how information is handed over between departments and between years, so it’s not up to us to re-explain ourselves or re-apply for adjustments from every department, every year.
- Ensure a feedback/review system is in place.
- Be open to feedback and try to problem solve with us.
- Talk about a plan for how the school is going to support the student in developing their self-advocacy. What’s the process the student should follow if they have a concern or problem?