The primary responsibility for meeting the learning and support needs of students with disability lies with their school and the classroom teacher. The school learning and support team plays a key role in coordinating and planning support for students with disability and additional learning needs.
Principals must ensure that:
- students, staff, parents and carers with disability are provided with the same opportunities as other people
- school staff are aware of their obligations towards students with disability and their parents and carers under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005.
- school and teacher practice supports the provision of personalised learning and support for students with disability
- resources are used in a manner that enables the school to meet the identified learning and support needs of students with disability in consultation with students and or their parents and carers
- schools participate in the annual Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Schools Students with Disability (NCCD).
This information is from the People with Disabilities: Statement of Commitment and the Assisting Students with Learning Difficulties policies. Principals should read both policies.
DEC policy documents