At Kingsford Smith School we believe that “everyone learns” - school is for students and for all students. Our vision is that all young people at Kingsford Smith School learn, thrive and are equipped with the skills to lead fulfilling, productive and responsible lives.
Central to this belief is our Inclusive Education Programs. Inclusion is defined as “the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure”. Inclusive Education Programs have been designed to be student-centred to allow for learning needs and styles to be catered for regardless of disability, culture, social background or religious belief. Our approach to Inclusive Education Programs is flexible - just as our students change, so do our programs. We respond to the changes in students' needs by collaborating with each other and external support agencies.
Inclusive education is the full inclusion of all students in all aspects of the school whether it be in the classroom, on the playground, excursions, sporting carnivals etc. Segregation is not a feature of an inclusive school. Inclusive education ensures that there are no separate areas of curricula for students who experience a disability. Instead, all students are supported to be involved in all aspects of learning. Our range of inclusive programs are explained later in this booklet.
An inclusive approach to education has many benefits for all students, families, staff and the entire school community. These include:
At Kingsford Smith School, our HERO School values are embedded in all that we do. These values outline what it means to be a student at Kingsford Smith School. Our school values work alongside our three core expectations:
Our Inclusive Education Programs at Kingsford Smith School are summarised by diagram above. For more information about these programs please follow the link below to access our Inclusive Education Handbook or contact the school front office for an appointment with our staff.