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Inclusive education at Ignatius Park College is about our students learning, growing, and flourishing together, accepting the unique gift of each individual. Inclusive education at our college reflects our EREA Touchstones where every student is created in the image of God and has the right, without exception, to be included in our College educational setting. As a College community we are all called to adapt our environment and teaching approaches to ensure genuine and valued full participation of all students. Ignatius Park community embraces human diversity and welcomes every student as equal members of our educational community.
Assess: At Ignatius Park College, we will ensure that we regularly assess all pupils’ needs so that each child’s progress and development are carefully tracked compared to their peers and national expectations. We will listen to the views and experiences of parents/carers and the student. In some cases, we will draw on assessments and guidance from other education professionals e.g. Educational Psychologists (EP) and from health and social services.
Plan: Where support is required, the teacher, inclusive teacher, and program leader will put together a Learner Profile outlining the adjustments, interventions and support which will be put in place for the student as well as the expected impact on progress and outcomes, including a date when this will be reviewed. Adjustments for the student will be shared with teachers, parents/carers and students using student-friendly language. All staff who work with the student will be made aware of the Learner Profile.
Do: The class teacher is responsible for working with the student daily. The teacher will also liaise closely with teacher aides or specialists who provide support set out in the plan and monitor the progress being made. The program leader, alongside the inclusive teachers, will provide support, guidance, and advice for the teacher.
Review: The Learner Profile, including the impact of any support and interventions, will be reviewed each year by the inclusive teacher, parent/carer and student.
This four-part cycle through which earlier decisions and actions are revisited, refined, and revised with a growing understanding of the student’s needs and what supports the student in making good progress is known as the graduated approach. It draws on more detailed approaches and more specialist expertise in successive cycles.
EDUCATION ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM (EAP)
This process is a reliable and formal way of identifying students with disabilities who may require special educational support. The primary purpose of an EAP is to recommend the level of specialist support required by those students identified with disabilities. The process assists in forward planning and the provision of quality programs for students. During a student's EAP, selected staff will be required to be a part of the data gathering process, which is necessary to validate each student's specific needs.
Edmund Rice Education Australia Colleges LTD,
Trading as Ignatius Park College. ABN: 58 395 448 571
Term 4 starts Tuesday 03 October 2023
Acknowledgement of Country
The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.