The project seeks to enhance teacher capability to support students with disability and improve inclusive practice.
Increasing the range of professional learning options in disability will support teachers to:
- improve knowledge and skills to meet the needs of students with disability and meet legislative responsibilities as outlined in the Disability Standards for Education (2005)
- meet NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accreditation requirements in the identified priority area of disability.
What will success look like?
- Teachers and leaders in schools will have access to a wider range of professional learning and supports to build capacity to develop a more inclusive school culture and improve inclusive pedagogy.
How will success be measured?
- the development of a plan to enhance the department’s professional learning in disability
- an increase professional learning courses with a specific focus on disability to align with NESA priority areas in professional development
- an increased focus on disability and reasonable adjustments in non-disability specific professional learning available, including mandatory courses for teaching and non-teaching staff.
Key project milestones
- Discovery and consultation reports: completed.
- Professional learning plan developed: September 2021
- Implementation of professional learning plan: Ongoing from September 2021
- Division: Learning Improvement
- Project executive: Executive Director, Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Project lead: Director, Disability Strategy