Jinibara - An Inclusive School
Jinibara is an inclusive school where diverse learners are supported and valued and differentiated teaching and learning is core practice. Everyone matters, everyone counts. All our students feel included and accepted because we focus on their abilities, steeped in the belief that all children can learn. The Special Education Program (SEP) is a resource within the school that works collaboratively with classroom teachers, students, families and the wider community to ensure students can access and participate in learning and school life. Special Education Teachers work co-operatively within the teaching team to plan curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that is differentiated and adjusted in consideration of students’ learning needs. The SEP supports students with disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language Impairments, Hearing, Vision and Physical Impairments and Intellectual Disabilities.
The identification of students with diverse learning needs follows a process through the Student Needs Committee. Members of this committee include the Deputy Principals, Head of Pedagogy, Head of Special Education, Speech Language Pathologist and Guidance Officer.
This team collaboratively works with teaching staff to determine the support required for students in terms of strategies, resources and/or referrals to community support networks if needed.