Extensive – Year 3 Special School

This video shows a Year 3 student who would be placed in the Extensive category for the purposes of the national data collection. The student is working within an Education Support School setting. The teacher speaks about her justification and reasoning for placing the student in the Extensive category.

Durham Road is a government school located in the Perth suburb of Bayswater. The school caters to students with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments (vision and hearing), challenging behaviours and/or autism spectrum disorders. The school has 180 students, ranging from kindergarten to 18 years of age and includes five primary and six secondary classes (three post-compulsory and three lower secondary).

This student attends a stand-alone special school and is enrolled in year 3. This setting has a high ratio of adult to student support. He is in a multi-aged junior classroom. The video depicts a highly structured environment which is designed to provide the intensive instruction this student requires. The teacher has specialist training to deliver the educational program based on the student's personalised learning profile.