Students enrolled in Queensland state schools come from diverse social, cultural, geographic and family backgrounds, are of many identities, and of all abilities.
The Department of Education's
Inclusive education policy (PDF, 109KB) supports our shared vision that all students in Queensland state schools receive the support they need to belong to the school community, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic success:
Every Student Succeeding—State Schools Strategy 2020–2024 (PDF, 314KB).
Students experience inclusive education when they can access and fully participate in learning, alongside their similar-aged peers, supported by reasonable adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet their individual needs. Inclusion is embedded in all aspects of school life, and is supported by culture, policies and every day practices.
The department commits to continuing our journey towards a more inclusive education system at all levels and as part of our everyday practice in schools, educational settings and classrooms.
Our commitment means that children and young people across Queensland, from all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities and all abilities are able to:
attend their local state school or education centre and be welcomed
access and participate in a high-quality education and fully engage in the curriculum along-side their similar-aged peers
learn in a safe and supportive environment, free from bullying, discrimination or harassment
achieve academically and socially with reasonable adjustments and supports tailored to meet their learning needs.
Signposts for school improvement—Inclusive education (PDF, 5MB) provides an inclusive education framework for schools aligned to the School Improvement Hierarchy model which guides what needs to happen next in a school’s improvement journey.
Inclusive education policy and support materials