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Report – School Student Consultation

Two focus group sessions for the Inclusive School Communities Project were held with students at a South Australian secondary school in February 2020. Each session had roughly 15 participants from years 9-12 and some students participated in both sessions. This report, therefore, summarises the responses from each question under three themes and further subthemes: Theme 1: Access; Theme 2: Relationships with Peers; and Theme 3: Relationships with School Staff.

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2019 Queensland Inclusive Schools Field Trip

Ten South Australian schools attended the Queensland Inclusive Schools Field Trip from 9 to 11 October 2019. This is the final report for the field trip, which outlines the key learnings and actions inspired by the field trip.

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Summary Report - ‘Supporting Students Living with Disability in the Home Learning Environment’ Online Forum, 6 May 2020

15 school leaders, teachers, teacher aides, and parents/caregivers from South Australia and Queensland engaged in a rich discussion about remote learning in their region during COVID-19. Participants were encouraged to submit questions beforehand and the discussion was facilitated around a set of questions that the school mentors had prepared (see appendix for the full list). The event was conducted via Zoom. The following is a summary of key points and examples drawn from the verbal conversation and chat during the online forum.

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Reflections from the Project Leader 18 Months into the Inclusive School Communities Project

JFA Purple Orange started the new year with a networking event for Inclusive School Communities Project steering group members, schools, and mentors. At the event the Project Leader, Letitia Rose shared some reflections on the humble beginnings of this project to how it has grown and built momentum and what's next for the project.

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Youth Led Program for more Inclusive Schools

School is an important time in all of our lives. It’s when we explore what we like to do, learn social skills and begin to develop our identity. But school isn’t all self-discovery and excitement; students face pressure academically and socially. These things are challenging for everyone, but if a school doesn’t support its students to be fully included, it’s even harder.

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Independent Evaluation of Inclusive School Communities Project - Summary of Interim Report

This is a summary of the interim report on the independent evaluation of the Inclusive School Communities Project by the Research in Inclusive and Specialised Education (RISE) group in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University.

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Featured in CBB's ILC Ready Webinar Series

The Inclusive School Communities Project was featured in CBB's ILC Ready webinar series. The webinar on Monday 5 August featured a Q & A with Letitia Rose, Project Leader. In this webinar, CBB talks about the steps involved in designing, planning and running an ILC project, and applying for a grant. You can watch the webinar on Crowdcast.

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A Conversation about Education and Schools

Community consultation with students living with disability and their families We want to hear your thoughts about school education in South Australia.

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About the Inclusive School Communities Project

The Inclusive School Communities Project, delivered by JFA Purple Orange and governed by a steering group, will build the capacity of at least 12 South Australian schools for the development of inclusive school communities.

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