Supporting students with disability

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

DEC resources