Developing Independence through Individual planning is an underpinning focus across all learning at Gwynne Park ESC and is reflected in each child’s Individual Education Plan. Classroom teachers access the WA Curriculum and Assessment Outline which sets out curriculum, guiding principles for teaching, learning and assessment practices as well as information for teachers to support assessment and reporting of student achievement. Teachers also draw on the Australian Curriculum, P-10 Curriculum, Curriculum Framework, ABLEWA, Early Years Learning Framework and adhere to the National Quality Standards (NQS) within their everyday practices to provide optimal learning for every child.
An Individual Education Plan (IEP) addresses the individualised needs of the students and specifically outlines the most important educational and social / emotional outcomes to help meet the students’ short and long term needs. As such, the IEP may include goals related to the emotional, behavioural, physical and sensory needs of each child.
Our staff work closely with each child’s key persons including families, therapists, Local Coordinators (LC) and other support providers to share information, plan goals and to implement individualised and holistic learning and resources for use across both school and home.
Students’ progress towards IEP outcomes is monitored, reviewed and reflected upon regularly as part of good classroom practice. The students’ IEP is formally reviewed with parents/caregivers twice per year and students are issued with an end of semester report.
Learning is undertaken in a range of contexts both in the classroom and across a range of in-school settings and the wider community. All children may access time tabled integration classes in the Gwynne Park Primary School as both schools work together to enhance the education and socialisation for all children who attend the shared campus.
The content of learning is facilitated through a range of intervention practices such as TEACCH, Explicit instruction, Direct Instruction, Discreet Trial Training, Applied Behavioural Analysis, group learning rotation stations, Sensory Learning, Augmentative and Alternative Communication supports and Aided Language Stimulation are implemented where relevant to support individual student achievement.