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Student services and support programs

Inclusion Team


Ascot State School strives for the provision of equitable educational opportunities to ensure that all students have access to, participate in and gain positive learning outcomes from schooling. Our Inclusion Team plays a vital role in achieving this goal.  Ascot currently has 3 specialist teachers who support Prep-1, 2-3 & 4-6. 

The Inclusion team has the responsibility of coordinating the specialist intervention and services within the school in order to maximise the effectiveness of the school’s response in meeting the individual needs of students, including those: who are highly capable

  • diagnosed with disabilities (hearing impairment, speech language impairment, intellectualdisability, autistic spectrum disorder). 
  • who are learning the English language (EAL/D)
  • who require behaviour support  
  • with learning difficulties/disabilities 
  • with school attendance challenges

Identification of students with additional needs

Classroom teachers gather information about students and discuss initial concerns with parents/caregivers.  This information is presented at our case-management meetings that occur twice per term for each class.  Courses of action are agreed upon at the meeting.  These may include:
further information gathering by the class teacher and/or parent
  • discussion with the classroom teacher around support strategies and recommendations and/or;
  • a recommendation to be referred to the Student Engagement Committee.

The Student Engagement Committee meets fortnightly, to assess referrals, in order to determine:

  • appropriate classroom support strategies
  • additional intervention pathways and;
  • whether further assessments are necessary


Students with disabilities at Ascot State School are offered support from the inclusion teachers and teacher aides.  Their teachers are also assisted by the Inclusion Team to cater for curriculum and individual student needs.

Support can also be provided through:

  • cooperative planning of individual support plans (ISP's)
  • reporting at an alternate year level for students on an individual curriculum plan (ICP)
  • social skills programs
  • support for transition to high school
  • friendship club to promote peer relationships and positive behaviour
  • co-operative planning of individual behaviour management and risk management plans and;
  • access to Education Queensland therapy services.