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Special Education Program

The Special Education Program at Robertson State School supports the Education Department Inclusive Education Policy.  Whilst, all students receive quality differentiated teaching and learning from class teachers within the classroom, some students require additional supports to enable equitable access to the classroom learning environment. These are provided through special needs teachers and teacher aides working with the teachers in the classrooms.

Staffing of the program depends on the number of verified students enrolled in any one year. A Teacher in Charge oversees the program.  The school caters for students verified under the Education Queensland categories of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID) and Speech Language Impairment (SLI). The school generally services students who are in catchment or students for whom this area of verification is the closest program.

Whilst the school does not have specialist facilities and specialist teachers for Hearing Impairment (HI), Vision Impairment (VI) and Physical Impairment (PI), students enrolled with these disabilities do receive program support in consultation with Advisory Visiting Teachers (AVTs). The Teacher in Charge of the Special Education Program co-ordinates services from AVTs who visit at scheduled times.

​Additional consideration is provided to students who have other significant issues (outside of the verification categories) impacting on their access to the school learning environment. The staff of the Special Education Program assist teachers in providing these additional adjustments.