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Student services and support programs

Inclusion Team

Ascot State School strives for the provision of educational opportunities that are equitable ensuring that all students have access to, participate in and gain positive learning outcomes from schooling. The Inclusion Team plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal.

The Inclusion Team is responsible for coordinating the targeted interventions and services within the school to meet the individual needs of students, including those: 

  • who are highly capable
  • who are learning English as a second language
  • who require behaviour support  
  • with learning difficulties/disabilities 
  • diagnosed with a disability (Hearing Impairment, Speech Language Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder). 
  • with school attendance challenges.

The Inclusion Team comprises of two specialist teachers in P-2 and two teachers in 3-6.

Identification of Students with additional needs  

Classroom teachers gather information about students and discuss initial concerns with caregivers and present students to Case Management. 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 includes the Principal, Section Deputy (P-2 or 3-6), Inclusion Specialists, Guidance Officer and Speech Pathologist.

The Student Engagement Committee assesses each case individually, in order to determine:

·         appropriate classroom support strategies;

·         additional intervention pathways and;

·         whether further assessments are necessary.

Students who are verified with a disability

An inclusive approach is valued and promoted at Ascot State School.  Inclusion teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers, parents and other specialists to support students with disabilities in the school environment.

Students are eligible for the provision of additional support and additional targeted resources if they are identified as meeting criteria for one or more of the six Education Adjustment Program (EAP) disability categories of:

  • Intellectual disability (ID)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Speech language impairment (SLI)
  • Physical impairment (PI)
  • Vision impairment (VI)
  • Hearing impairment (HI)

Students with disabilities at Ascot State School are offered support from the Inclusion teachers and teacher aides whilst they are in class.  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 (ISPs);

·         reporting at an alternate year level for students on an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP);

·         social skills programs;

·         support for transitions to high school;

·         friendship Club to promote peer relationships and positive behaviour;

·         cooperative planning of Individual Behaviour Management and Risk Management Plans and;

·         access to Education Queensland therapy services.

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