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Supporting students with diverse learning needs at Boonah SHS

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‚ÄčAt Boonah SHS we have high expectations of all students and believe that all students can learn.  We understand that some students may require additional support to learn and demonstrate learning and that some of these students may have a specific diagnosis, while others do not.

At Boonah SHS all students are fully included in all aspects of school life and additional, targeted interventions are delivered on a needs basis.

All students are engaged with their same age peers and teachers work hard to know and understand students and their individual needs.  Teachers differentiate learning to engage and challenge students at the appropriate level.  We understand that 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.

Students with additional needs are supported through a range of processes, personnel and supports and these are individual to each student and their needs.

Additional support may come through the participation in one (or more) of the following supports:

  • Case Management
  • QuickSmart
  • MultiLit
  • Individual Curriculum Plan
  • Engagement with support staff at the school (e.g. Guidance Officer, Chaplain, School based youth health nurse etc)
  • Educational Support Officers support in class
  • Individual programs (e.g. Speech Language Programs)

    Individual programs and supports are also designed and delivered to meet student individual student needs. The school works closely with supports such as  Advisory Visiting Teachers (AVTs); Occupational and Physical Therapists and behaviour specialists to support students.

    For more information or to discuss a specific student need further, please feel free to contact Ms Erin Kerr,  A/HOD Inclusion on 5460 6111 or ekerr38@eq.edu.au


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Last reviewed 04 November 2020
Last updated 04 November 2020