Inclusive Education

Woodcroft College is proudly an inclusive school.

Inclusive education is about everyone learning and participating in the classroom, making progress in their learning, and developing a sense of belonging at school and in the classroom. All students, without exception, have the right to be included in general education settings, with reasonable adjustments ensuring genuine and full participation of all children and young people. All students are entitled to rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning opportunities drawn from the curriculum and aligned with their individual learning needs, strengths, interests, and goals.

Tom Porta, Director of Inclusive Education

Why are we working towards Inclusive Education?

“There is clear and consistent evidence that inclusive educational settings can confer substantial short- and long-term benefits for students with and without disabilities” (Hehir et al., 2016, p.2)

Hehir, T., Todd, G., Freeman, B., Lamoreau, R., Borquave, Y., & Burke, S. (2016). A Summary of the Research Evidence on Inclusive Education.

There is substantial research over the past six decades that demonstrates that inclusive education results in a higher quality of education, and increased educational outcomes for all students, not just those with diverse learning needs. Similarly, research has demonstrated no negative educational outcomes for students in inclusive settings.

There are many benefits of inclusive education for those who do not experience disability, as well as for those who do. These benefits include increased educational, social and behavioural outcomes and increased quality of teacher engagement. Students with disability thrive in inclusive settings compared to specialist settings, as do the rest of the class, which is why we are continuing to move towards being an inclusive education setting at Woodcroft.

I encourage you to reach out to me if you would like to learn more about inclusive education at Woodcroft College, and how we can best support your child.

Tom Porta
Director of Inclusive Education

Contact Us

Reception to Year 12
Bains Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162
Ph: +61 8 8322 2333 (Main Reception)
Ph: +61 8 8381 0455 (Junior School)
Email: [email protected]

Early Learning Centre
Farnsworth Drive, Morphett Vale SA 5162
Ph: +61 8 8381 0422
Email: [email protected]

ABN 93 970 982 732
CRICOS Provider Number 01645K

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