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.