CESE has published a series of case studies on inclusive education for students with disability in NSW public schools.
The case studies outline what has worked in each school to improve inclusive education.
Six themes were identified:
- strong and collaborative leadership, including implementing whole-school approaches
- effective use of data to identify and meet students’ needs
- commitment to differentiation and adjustments to meet the needs of individual students
- working closely with families and the local community to support students’ learning
- high-quality, embedded learning and support structures
- investment in school staff to build their capacity to deliver inclusive education.
The Department of Education set out its commitment to inclusive education for students with disability in the Disability Strategy, released in February 2019.
Inclusive education in NSW is defined as “all students, regardless of disability, ethnicity, socio-economic status, nationality, language, gender, sexual orientation or faith, can access and fully participate in learning, alongside their similar aged peers, supported by reasonable adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet their individual needs.”
“Inclusion is embedded in all aspects of school life, and is supported by culture, policies and everyday practices”.
There are many excellent examples of inclusive practice in NSW schools. These case studies gather evidence and share effective practice.
The case studies are available at the links below.
- Wentworth Public School case study
- Girraween Public School case study
- Narrandera High School case study
- The Ponds School case study
If you would like to share an example of inclusive education in a NSW public school, please contact the Disability Strategy email address.