Targeted resources are provided to schools to assist them so that they can 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. Schools are also able to request access to a range of specialist services. Resources are also provided directly to regions.
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).
Targeted intervention and other support services
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
Autism Hub and Reading Centre
Autism Hub and Reading Centre work with, and support school leaders, teachers and parents to improve the engagement and educational achievement of students with autism, as well as to inspire, encourage and teach young Queenslanders to read.
Special schools provide highly specialised and individualised programs to cater for students with intellectual disability and/or multiple disability, including an intellectual disability. For enrolment in special schools refer to:
Early childhood development programs and services
Early childhood development programs and services provide specialised education support to children prior to Prep.