Education Support Unit – Inclusive Learning

The Education Support Unit at Katanning Senior High School is a small center doing big things. We enrol students residing in Katanning and surrounding areas and specialise in the delivery of educational programs designed to improve outcomes for students with a diagnosed intellectual/physical disability.

Dignity and Respect underpins the operations at the Education Support Unit. Our school community has the right and responsibility to uphold these principles. Our core values are reflected in the school rules and staff code of conduct. We believe that every student has the capacity to learn and our program reflects the best evidence based practice and an individualised approach to student learning.

Our students are aged between Year 7 to Year 12; the ESU staff support students in the mainstream of the school and a small number in the unit itself. The individual needs of the students are a priority when placing students in mainstream classrooms and we strive for the most individual approach to student learning. To help us achieve our purpose an Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed for each student. An IEP is a working document that identifies the student’s academic, physical, social and emotional needs. It is a realistic plan a component for the successful education of a student with special needs. There are many steps to designing a program and we value parents as partners in investigating these steps in our attempt at achieving an ideal program for your child.

The students associated with the ESU have their own curriculum ASDAN. ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation network) is a student focused program which promotes personal and social development. We aim to prepare students for life after school by developing independent living and communication skills. We offer a board range of modules from New Horizons, Transition Challenge and the Towards Independence programs. We endeavor, through ASDAN, to provide all students with the necessary skills to develop communication skills, an appropriate level of social behaviour and experience a wide variety of vocational, recreational and leisure activities. They also acquire an awareness of personal dignity in a positive, comfortable and safe environment.

We welcome the opportunity to work with your family in achieving the best educational outcomes for your child. For more information, please contact us here at Katanning Senior High School.

 

 

 

Inclusive Learning Feb 2015

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