Woodoo South Public School prides itself on providing quality and inclusive education that caters to the needs of all students. As a school in the National Partnership on Literacy and Numeracy, Woodoo South Public School has a number of staff that work on improving the educational outcomes of all students and providing an inclusive and accepting environment for all community members.
Inclusive education is used in schools to welcome and celebrate diversity in the classroom by catering to all student’s needs. In the 21st century, students come to the classroom with different levels of ability as well as different social, cultural, emotional, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
The Department of Education and Communities encourages this diversity in the classroom and as teachers, we must ensure we do not discriminate against a student’s background.
Caitlin, in order to cater for the diverse needs of your classroom, you must be aware of the individual needs of your students, and include your students in all learning experiences. Foreman (2008) believes this can be achieved through “planning for instruction, adapting the curriculum, encouraging partial participation and modifying classroom environments” (Foreman, 2008, p26).
Throughout each page, you will find further information on how you can cater to the exceptional needs in your classroom and at Woodoo South Public School.