Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for students with a disability
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is an annual collection that counts the number of school students with disability and the level of reasonable educational adjustment they are provided with.
The national data collection will count students who have been identified as receiving an adjustment to address a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA). The DDA can be accessed from the ComLaw website at www.comlaw.gov.au.
Parents and carers can find additional information regarding this initative in the factsheet for parents and carers.
Students with a disability
The Summit on Inclusive Education defined inclusive education as ‘a process of responding to the uniqueness of individuals, increasing: their presence, access, participation, and achievement in a learning society’. The Education Services Department at Beerwah State High School supports the delivery of inclusive education by providing quality support and services to Students with disabilities, teachers and parents. This support enhances the learning and teaching experienced by all students, regardless of circumstance.
Education Services staff support students through the following:
- allocate an individual case manager to all students with a verified disability.
- plan co-operatively with staff, parents and students to develop individual education programs and flexible schooling options that enhance curriculum access, learning opportunities and post school options.
- implement specialist programs that cater for the disability specific needs of individual students.
- provide in-class teacher aide support to assist with curriculum access.
- adjust learning and assessment conditions and / or criteria to meet the needs of individual students.
- promote an inclusive education agenda through professional development of staff
Specialist program options include:
- Core literacy and numeracy classes
- Tutorial classes to assist with the completion of assessment tasks
- Tutorial classes to assist with VET qualifications and TAFE courses
- Life skills education including independent living skills
- Community access programs
- Catering programs
- Gardening and nursery programs
- Fine and gross motor programs, including model making and gym work.
- Photography and art classes
- Information Communication Technology programs including a Certificate I in Information Technology
- Individual therapy programs i.e. speech language, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
- Social skills groups
- Relationship education
- Supervised work skills placements and work experience options
- Disability specific study in work education including a Certificate I Work Readiness or a Certificate I Work Education
The Education Services Department is staffed by a Head of Special Education Services, Special Needs Teachers and Teacher Aides with disability specific training. This department is located in K Block and all enquires can be directed to the HOSES.