Substantial – Year 6 Education Support Centre

This video shows a Year 6 student who would be placed in the Substantial category for the purposes of the national data collection. The student is working within an Education Support setting. The teacher speaks about her justification and reasoning for placing the student in the Substantial category.

Joondalup Education Support Centre caters for children from kindy to year 6 with global developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and special educational needs. The school is co-located with Joondalup Primary School. The student population is around 75 and classes have a high ratio of staff to students with small numbers in each class. There is a strong focus on inclusivity so that some students with disabilities can work alongside their mainstream peers in planned activities based on their individual needs.

This student has a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and is enrolled in year 6 in an education support setting within a mainstream school. In this setting she gets specialist support in a small group for most learning areas. She is integrated for option classes into the mainstream.