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Starting school: Collaborative planning

10 February 2017
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Beginning a new school or school year can be a challenging experience for any student and students with disability have unique abilities and needs that should be considered. Teachers are encouraged to plan collaboratively the most appropriate learning pathway for these students.

In a collaborative curriculum planning meeting, teachers, parents/carers, the student and other significant individuals can discuss:

  • the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of the student
  • any adjustments needed to teaching, learning and assessment in each subject
  • the sequence and emphasis to be given to particular areas of syllabus content
  • how the student will demonstrate achievement of outcomes and how this will be reported.

NESA collaborative planning illustrations provide a decision making flow chart that can guide teachers, parents/carers and the student in considering the student’s learning pathway.

Teachers may also find the Australian Government’s Planning for Personalised Learning and Support: A National Resource and fact sheets useful resources. Download via the Disability Standards for Education 2005 website.

For more information, contact:
Marina Laing
Senior Project Officer, Special Education
(02) 9367 8036

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