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D-G visits inclusive leaders program

12 September 2013

D-G visits inclusive leaders program

Showing support ... From left, Director-General Dr Jim Watterston, QSIL presenter Professor Loretta Giorcelli and program manager John Faragher at the QSIL training. Photo: Contributed

Central Queensland region principals and school leaders at the Quality Schools, Inclusive Leaders (QSIL) program in Rockhampton recently received a visit from the head of the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Director-General Dr Jim Watterston met program participants in Rockhampton to see first-hand the high quality capability development program in action.

QSIL aims to improve inclusive practices among principals and school leadership teams for students with disability.

The program forms an important component of the More Support for Students with Disabilities National Partnership (MSSWD) currently being implemented by the department.

Dr Watterston said he was pleased to attend the training and show his support for QSIL.

'This unique program will inform the practice of our principals and school leaders to ensure all Queensland students, including students with disability, are engaged in learning in a safe and inclusive learning environment,' Dr Watterston said.

Presenter Professor Loretta Giorcelli has developed the QSIL program and is delivering it to school principals and leaders, focusing on:

  • The capability of school leaders to instructionally lead processes of adjusted learning for students
  • The understanding and application of Disability Standards for Education legislation (DSE 2005), especially working within national definitions of disability
  • The provision of meaningful and continuous learning engagement for students as a key strategy to enhance school wide standards of safety and behaviour.

The program will continue to be delivered across the state through 2014.

For further information email or visit the More Support for Students with Disabilities website.

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