Did you know Queensland state schools have a mandatory inclusive education policy?
This is a video about inclusive education by the Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education.
The video features white icon imagery and white text on a rusty red background.
Music is playing in the background.
Page 1 – Text reads, “What is an inclusive school?”. Image of a school building.
Page 2 – Text reads, “Welcoming”. Image of a family next to an open door.
Page 3 – Text reads, “Accessible”. Image of a school building with the word welcome on the front and a school bell hanging from the roof. A person using a wheelchair is on a path facing towards the school building.
Page 4 – Text reads, “Values parent and student collaboration”. Image of a family (parents, young child holding a parents hand and another child who is a wheelchair user. Another person is across from them. There are speech bubbles x2 between them.
Page 5 – Text reads, “Included in a regular classroom with same aged peers”. Image of a teacher holding a pointer which is directed at a blackboard. Three students are just below the board.
Page 6 – Text reads, “Access to The Australian Curriculum”. Image of a checklist with ticks on the left hand side and white lines on the right hand side.
Page 7 – Text reads, “Reasonable adjustments and support provided”. Image of five hands pointing inwards in a circular shape.
Page 8 – Text reads, “Welcomed and supported to attend camps and excursions”. Image of a walking track, trees, tent and a person with a backpack and hiking stick walking on the path.
Page 9 – Text reads, “Meaningful post-school pathways”. Image of a student with a graduates cap on standing next to a signpost which points in two different directions. On one of the signs is the text DREAM BIG.
Page 10 – Text reads, “Inclusive Education means that all students are welcomed by their neighbourhood school in age-appropriate regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school”.
Page 11 – Text reads, “Inclusive Education – A human right, Best for everyone, Based on evidence, Supported by law.” There is a white strip along the bottom of the page with the Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education logo in the right corner. Beside the logo is the website www.qcie.org. In the left corner is the QCIE Queensland election campaign hashtag - #InclusionQLD2020
What are the benefits of inclusion?
It allows students with AND without disabilities to:
What does inclusion look like?
Physically present and fully participating in the same environments as all other students for the same amount of time.
Socially all students are welcomed, supported to belong and not separated in the classroom or playground.
Curriculum is delivered so all students are included in the same lesson material, with appropriate support and adjustments.