Catering for all students

Catering for all students

Cultural and linguistic background as well as socio-economic status contribute to the diversity and complexity of student learning needs.

The P-12 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework specifies the requirements for each Queensland state school to deliver the curriculum from Prep to Year 12. It is based on the following assumptions:

  • every student can learn
  • responding to the particular learning needs of students is central to teaching.

The framework is accompanied by a series of documents which inform schools' delivery of a quality curriculum that optimises learning for all students from Prep to Year 12.

Students with disability

The Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Education Standards 2005 outline the requirements for education providers to ensure that students with disability access education on the same basis as their peers. This requires schools and teachers to make reasonable adjustments to help a student with disability to participate in learning, and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Refer to the policy statement Curriculum provision to students with disability (DOC, 596 KB) for information and advice about supporting students with a disability to achieve the learning described in the curriculum.

The Curriculum into the classroom (C2C) materials, available from OnePortal (DoE employees only), include planning samples for differentiation.

Planning curriculum provision for students with disability and documenting decisions

Planning ensures the identification of students' educational needs and the provision of reasonable adjustments. The planning process involves collaboration and consultation with parents, the student (where appropriate), school curriculum leaders, classroom and support teachers and other relevant specialists.

The following information may help when planning and documenting curriculum provisions for students:

Assistive technologies

During your teaching career, you will support and teach students with disability. Many will need or at least benefit from technologies that will help them access the curriculum or enhance their learning opportunities. These technologies are known as assistive technologies.

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners

The policy statement English as an additional second language or dialect (EAL/D) (PDF,542KB) provides information for supporting students who are learning Standard Australian English, as a new language, while simultaneously learning the curriculum through Standard Australian English.

Gifted and talented students

The requirements for curriculum provision to gifted and talent students are specified in the P-12 Curriculum, assessment and reporting framework. Further information is provided in the policy statement Curriculum provision to gifted and talented students (DOC, 662KB).

The Queensland Academies have been established for highly-capable students in Years 10 to 12. Students study an alternative, international curriculum - the International Baccalaureate.

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Last updated
12 October 2018