To assist schools to address the diverse learning needs of their students, additional targeted resources are provided either directly to schools or to regions. The department provides resourcing directly to schools to allow greater flexibility, and to enable schools to explore innovative ways to tailor programs to maximise students' potential. These resources are in addition to the classroom teachers and general teacher aide time already allocated to schools.
The department supports school autonomy and believes that decisions about the needs of students are best placed at the school level, by professionals who know their students. Direct to school resourcing is delivered through a number of models:
Targeted funding is not allocated directly to students. Schools are allocated the resources, with principals responsible for supporting the educational programs of all students with disability in their school.
Other funding to assist students with disability includes Investing for Success (I4S).
Regions and schools provide a continuum of support and services for students with disability and learning difficulties. This may include:
Students who meet EAP criteria may also have access to:
In addition, schools have access to regional inclusion coaches, autism coaches, mental health coaches, principal advisors student protection and advisory visiting teachers specialising in hearing, physical or vision impairment. Regions may also provide other support services to meet local context. For more information about specific student support services available, contact your local regional office.
This page was last reviewed on 20 Jul 2016