Claremont College, Tasmania

Sharyn Gill, Principal, and Lil Mirtl and Mark Kingsley, Support Teachers, Claremont College, speak about their preparation for and experience of the 2013 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability.
Claremont College is a Tasmanian Government senior secondary coeducational school for students in years 11 and 12, established in 1990. The school is located on the Derwent River, 15 kilometres north of central Hobart. It has 900 students from diverse backgrounds including 120 Indigenous students. Students come from the northern suburbs of Hobart and from rural communities, areas with middle to very low socioeconomic indicators.
The Principal of Claremont College, Sharyn Gill, and Support Teachers Lil Mirtl and Mark Kingsley, speak about how the school prepared for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability. Sharon discusses teachers making professional judgements about which students to include in the data collection. Lil refers to the importance of having a differentiated curriculum that meets student needs. Sharon also talks about some of the adjustments the school makes for their students. Other topics covered include focusing on student needs, working with parents, gathering evidence, planning for the future and the advantages of the national data collection for the school.