The Inclusive Education team at St George’s Grammar endeavours to address the diverse learning styles and challenges encountered by our multi-talented students.
We believe that all our students are entitled to engaging and rigorous learning experiences that support their social, emotional and academic needs. This can involve modifications to teaching content and strategies, learning approaches and assessment structures.
These adjustments are created for our students with diagnosed learning challenges, such as Specific Learning Disorders (SLDs), to ensure that they encounter success with increasing self-confidence and self-advocacy as they move from Year 7 through to Year 12.
Our aims in Inclusive Education are:
To identify and cater for our students’ individual learning needs
To foster and develop students’ social and emotional skills through nurturing and empowering learning experiences
To support teachers in designing teaching strategies and accommodations effectively in their classrooms
To support our community of parents, guardians and families
We believe that this culture benefits all our student. Within our mixed ability classes, our teachers differentiate the subject content, the learning process and the assessments to ensure our students are responding to achievable yet challenging learning goals. We show certain students how to use assistive technologies or devices to improve their functional capabilities in the classroom. The result is engaged students with positive mindsets who are increasingly learning to self-regulate their emotions and behaviours.
We worked closely with the individual student, their parent or guardian, the subject teachers and our Head of Pastoral Care to ensure that our assistance and support is flexible, continually revised and effective.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” — Benjamin Franklin
Various specialists are a vital component of our Inclusive Education team. These specialists include visiting teachers for vision or hearing-impaired students, paediatricians, psychologists, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists. These professionals are integral in providing us with essential information and recommendations, thereby allowing us to ensure every student reaches their potential.