Welcome to the Inclusive School Communities website
This is a project about making South Australian schools accessible and inclusive for ALL students, including those living with disability. Read more.
Read about Inclusive Education. Get to know the young people and schools contributing to the project. Check out the Inclusive Schools Toolkit for tools on inclusive environments, leadership, learning and teaching, and practices. Explore the Catalogue of Professional Learning for School Staff. Access Useful Links to articles, toolkits, videos, podcasts, and more.
The project is being led by JFA Purple Orange under the guidance of a Steering Group of local and national stakeholders.
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Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based, collaborative approach to organizational change which focuses on understanding the ‘positive core’ of an organization and how this can be strengthened. This tool provides an introduction to AI including the principles and cycle. School leaders may use AI as an approach to manage change with inclusive school development.
A school might need to contemplate techniques not just for minimising exclusion, but for maximising inclusion. This tool looks at one way of approaching this, anchored on building Social Capital, through a body of methodology called Circles.
This tool is informed by the change management process undertaken by Pulteney Grammar School, an independent ELC-12 school in Adelaide, to shift from a withdrawal model to Response to Intervention (RTI). This tool introduces RTI including core features and examples of practice that schools can implement. This tool provides guidance based on Pulteney Grammar School’s experience and is useful for schools wanting to shift to RTI through a well-planned process engaging with school staff (leaders, teachers, teacher aides), students, and families.