By offering additional support for learning – including adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment activities – our schools can cater for every student's individual needs.
Most students with disability and additional learning and support needs will follow the regular curriculum and will participate in learning experiences based on content of the regular syllabus set by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW and its expected learning outcomes. Some students will work to different outcomes in consultation with their parents and carers.
Adjustments to teaching and learning
Some students may require additional support, including adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment activities in line with their individual education needs.
Consultations between the student, parents or carers and school take place before any adjustments are made.
Students with disability and additional learning and support needs are monitored by the school's learning and support team. This ongoing review process – which includes parents or carers – informs planning for adjustments and ongoing support.
At all times, parents or carers are encouraged to work with their child's teacher and the school's learning and support team so they can contribute their thoughts, have their questions answered or any concerns addressed.
Australian primary school students participate in the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in Years 3 and 5. NAPLAN testing covers reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy. NAPLAN measures the progress of all students and their relative levels of knowledge in key learning areas.
The school principal or school learning and support team can provide advice about NAPLAN including participation, adjustments and exemptions.
Learn about NAPLAN adjustments for students with disability and examples of how they may be applied.
NSW public schools provide all students with an education within the guidelines of the curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K-12 policy.
Guide for parents and carers
What will my child learn this year?: An overview of the NSW public schools curriculum.