Inclusive Communities

for Schools

School leaders, teachers, education support staff, and all others who work within a school each play a critical role in creating inclusive school communities for students with disability.

The following resources provide simple, practical tools and guides to support schools in applying evidence-based approaches for building inclusive cultures.

What does an inclusive school look like?

Read about what an inclusive school may look like in action.

The benefits of inclusion for students, educators and families

Read about how inclusive practices benefit everyone in the school community, and view, download or share a poster about this.

Pause Reflect Include

An interactive self-reflection tool to support your school’s inclusive practices

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Intersectionality and school communities: a brief overview

Read about how school communities can consider the diverse identities a student and their family may hold.

Building successful partnerships between school and home

View, download or share a poster about how you can involve families in your day to day teaching practice.

Inclusive language to strengthen inclusive school communities

Read about how to use inclusive language in your school community, and download a template that can be completed by school leaders and distributed as digital or printed posters, to create a shared understanding of the inclusive language used within your school community.

Making adjustments at a whole class level

Watch a case example where a teacher provides differentiated adjustments to teacher instruction and learning activities, to ensure all students, including a student with an intellectual disability, are able to access learning on an equal basis.

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