At Upper Coomera State College we are committed in enacting the DoE Inclusive Education Policy through enabling students to access and participate in a high-quality education and be fully engaged in the curriculum alongside their similar-aged peers. We do this through co-planning, co-teaching, communication and leading, fostering and modelling inclusive practices. Our Inclusion team value respectful relationships, empathy and team work. These values underpin the way in which we work alongside our colleagues in building inclusive practices.
'Inclusive education means that students can access and fully participate in learning, alongside their similar-aged peers, supported by reasonable adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet their individual needs. Inclusion is embedded in all aspects of school life, and is supported by culture, policies and every day.'
DoE Inclusive Education Policy 2018
EQ commitment to inclusion
We have high expectations of all students, recognising that, with the right support, all students can succeed.
Our commitment means that children and young people across Queensland, from all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities and all abilities are able to:
- attend their local state school and education centre and be welcomed
- access and participate in a high-quality education and fully engage in the curriculum alongside their similar-aged peers
- learn in a safe and supportive environment, free from bullying, discrimination or harassment
- achieve academically and socially with reasonable adjustments and supports tailored to meet their learning needs.
The department will continue to offer parents the choice of enrolling their child, who meets set criteria in highly individualised programs, including through special schools and academies.
Our commitment at UCSC
- Identifying and acknowledging students are diverse learners
- Recognise and make adjustments to support all students to ensure they access the learning environment
- Celebrate diversity and maintain high expectations of success for all students
Children eligible for support under the Education Adjustment Program (EAP) must have been diagnosed/ verified under one or more of the following categories:
- Intellectually Impairment (II)
- Speech Language Impairment (SLI)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Physical Impairment (PI)
- Hearing Impairment (HI)
- Visually Impairment (VI)
Students accessing support through the EAP have access to the following regional services:
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Language Pathologist
Additional supports for students with diverse learning needs.
- EALD teacher
- Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Program Coordinator
- EQ nurses
- Guidance Officers