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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Values education involves teaching and learning about the ideals that a society deems important. This tool outlines the research on values pedagogy in schools and explores its relevance to developing inclusive school communities. School staff are encouraged to use this tool to expand their understanding of values education and the various ways it can be applied in classrooms, schools, and communities to support the holistic development of all students in an inclusive education setting.
This tool is written for parents/carers to assist their selection of a school and support helpful conversations with school staff about engaging their child. Finding a school that believes in each child's capacity for success is essential.
School communities need to develop habits of inclusion to ensure students living with disability are not routinely excluded because they are perceived as ‘different’ or ‘other’. Perhaps the most critical factor in developing habits of inclusion is the role of the principal; they are central to facilitating systemic change and leading school staff to adopt attitudes and practices consistent with an inclusive school vision.
This tool explores the mechanics of inclusive school leadership focusing on the pivotal role of school principals. This tool is intended for school leaders to evaluate and reimagine their role in driving whole-school change towards inclusive education.