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Inclusive Education

Forest Lake SHS provides support options for students experiencing difficulty with their studies through our curriculum structure.  Appropriate support for individual students is based on student data and progress, and available school resources.
Support Programs include:
EALD Support Classes
Description
Students that are recent arrivals or from a non-English speaking background are supported through EALD Support Classes.
Learning Experiences
Within this subject, students will be provided intensive language intervention to support their English language development as per EALD band scales.
Assessment
Formative assessment is used to monitor student progress.  There is no reporting for this subject.
 
Focused Curriculum Classes
Description
Focused Curriculum Classes may be suggested as option for students identified as achieving below national minimum standard in literacy and numeracy.
Learning Experiences
Within this subject students experience pre-teaching, consolidation and extra support for learning and assessment in their timetabled subjects.
Assessment
Formative assessment is used to monitor student progress.  There is no reporting for this subject.
 
Intensive Support Classes
Description
Intensive Support Classes may be suggested as an option for students with a disability or experiencing difficulties in a learning environment.  Intensive Support Classes is available for all year levels.
Learning Experiences
Within this subject students may experience pre-teaching, consolidation and extra support in their other subjects or disability based interventions that may include zones of regulation (self-regulation and de-escalation program), intensive literacy intervention, whole person planning and post school options.
Assessment
Formative assessment is used to monitor student progress.  There is no reporting for this subject.
 
Foundation Courses
Description
For students working well below their same age peers (with an endorsed Individual Curriculum Plan) and with a significant need for support to access this curriculum.
Learning Experiences
Students experience the same curriculum as their peers with adjustments to the year level at which they are accessing the curriculum.  For example: a year 7 student in term 1 will be working on the same unit as other year 7 classes but being taught and assessed at year 4.
Assessment
Students are assessed against the achievement standards within their parent endorsed Individual Curriculum Plan.
 
If you require any further details, please contact your child’s year level Deputy Principal through the school administration office.
 
 
Special Education Program
A Special Education Program (SEP) operates within the school. This program provides intensive disability specific support for students with a verified disability in the following categories:
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Speech-Language Impairment (SLI)  
  • Hearing Impairment (HI) 
  • Vision Impairment (VI) 
  • Physical Impairment (PI)
 
Additional support is provided through Advisory Visiting Teachers (AVT) for students with a hearing, vision or physical impairment.
 
Each student in the SEP is allocated a Program Manager from within the SEP Teacher team who act as the point of contact between school and home, and facilitate disability specific adjustments and intervention as appropriate.
A Transition program occurs each year for the students from our local Primary schools. The program is developed in consultation with these Primary schools and traditionally includes a number of visits to the school across term 3 and 4.
For further information regarding the Special Education Program at Forest Lake SHS please contact:
Robyn Ferguson
Deputy Principal
P: 07 3217 2333
E: rferg2@eq.edu.au