Greg Evans - Inclusion teacher:
It's my role as the Inclusion Teacher (I.T) at Woombye School to support students with disabilities within the school community setting and to be their advocate when necessary. My aim is to ensure emotional wellbeing of all special needs students and to ensure their 'inclusivity', so as to maximise their full potential and participation in the school community. For a more detailed look at what my role encompasses please read on...
Ways of working
An inclusion teacher can work with students who have been verified with a disability in different situations. This could be individually, within a small group or within a classroom setting according to the needs of the student involved. A withdrawal approach, or in class models are both acceptable.
The inclusion teacher can also take on a role working closely with the classroom teacher to aid in the development of work programmes for a specific student or group. This would particularly look at adjusted materials and identification of suitable resources. The inclusion teacher will also aid in the design and construction of individual materials and resources required for more inclusive practice across all settings.
The inclusion teacher should ensure that the identified students are supported and inclusion is maximised in school activities through the negotiation of required adjustments to academic, sporting and social occasions.
The inclusion teacher should request assistance from the head of special education when required to complete and check completed forms and administrative requirements.
The inclusion teacher should plan expenditure of funding to best support students with disabilities within the school framework in conjunction with the special needs committee.