East Bentleigh Primary School is proud to have a strong focus on Disability Inclusion, an approach that helps us provide support for students with disabilities and build an inclusive school for all our students. Inclusive schools have better outcomes in learning, engagement and wellbeing for all students.
Disability Inclusion will help our school better understand what our students need to help them learn, through:
A new funding model with more investment
The Disability Inclusion funding model provides additional investment that our school can use to support many students, including those with autism, learning difficulties and more. This investment provides more support for students with disabilities, including students who haven’t been eligible for individual funding through the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) in the past.
Our school can use this funding for a range of activities including:
The Disability Inclusion Profile
The Disability Inclusion Profile helps us find out more about your child’s strengths and individual needs. It informs personalised funding allocations, help us plan student learning and any changes a student may need to better learn. The Disability Inclusion Profile process replaces the Educational Needs Questionnaire used as a part of the previous PSD process.
We identify students who may benefit from a Disability Inclusion Profile. If we consider that your child’s education will benefit from having a profile, we will contact you.
More training and coaching for teachers and school staff
Disability Inclusion gives more teachers and support staff a better understanding of disability and how to respond. This could include access to:
Visit www.education.vic.gov.au/disabilityinclusion to find out more about Disability Inclusion.