Schools for Specific Purposes (SSPs) provide specialist and intensive support in a dedicated setting for students with moderate to high learning and support needs.
SSPs support students with intellectual disability, mental health issues or autism, students with physical disability or sensory impairment, and students with learning difficulties or behaviour disorder.
They cater for students from kindergarten to Year 12 who meet the Department's disability criteria.
IO/IP/P settings are designed for students with Moderate Intellectual Disability (IO), Severe Intellectual Disability (IS) and significant Physical Disability (P) and / or significant health conditions that require regular support from allied health personnel. IO/IS/P support classes may operate as a sub-section of a regular Primary or Secondary School.
BD/CD/ED settings are designed for students with Behavioural Disorders (BD), Conduct Disorders (CD) and Emotional Disturbance (ED).
Tutorial Learning Centre
Tutorial centres and programs cater for students who have been identified as requiring intensive behavioural and educational support. Tutorial centres and programs generally cater for students in years 5 to 12.
Please contact SINSW Design and Infrastructure Standards for guidance in developing an appropriate design for your specific circumstances.