Caningeraba State School Special Education Program (SEP) has a role in the lives of students with disabilities and their families in supporting the students to achieve success in the school environment. Our vision and principles reflect and align with the whole school vision of the importance of the development of inclusive practices that will enable students to achieve the skills required to become life-long learners in a global community. The SEP, through its programs, aspires to enable learning in all areas of the curriculum from academics, to alternate sports programs as well as personalised programs for students with disabilities.
The SEP staff are committed to ensuring students with disabilities engage with the P-7 Curriculum opportunities to achieve within their year level cohort. The Special Education Program encourages collaboration within the whole school and broader community to ensure students have equitable access to academic and social learning opportunities. We believe that all students have the potential to achieve their goals and Individual Student Plans as well as Individual Learning Plans are formulated to support this practice. This includes providing support for students in the mainstream class, working collaboratively with classroom teachers in the creation of differentiated unit plans to ensure adjustments for students with disabilities are made, and programs commensurate with the students’ developmental needs are catered for.
The SEP comprises of a fulltime head of special education services (HOSES), support teachers and a core of teacher aides who work with the students in a range of settings. Staff liaise with a range of external agencies, medical personnel and therapists to help cater for and manage students’ individual needs.
We have a strong commitment to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment that enables each child to feel safe, confident and happy at school.