Date
14 October 2019

Partner with external agencies and organisations with expertise in inclusive practices

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Leading with moral purpose’

Create a hub for services

Create a hub for services

At Victory Park Primary School the community services are based on the school grounds to increase access for all.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/dA4wx5uY0wc

Seek out local expertise

Seek out local expertise

The BES in School Leadership and Student Outcomes found that "school-based change, supported by capable external expertise, was a pattern found in many highly effective interventions."

Seek out expertise in inclusive practices from:

  • within your school
  • past students and families
  • local iwi
  • resource teachers
  • local and national disability or specialist services
  • regional Ministry
  • PLD providers and consultants
  • online networks and communities
  • local and international conferences.

Source: School leadership and student outcomes: Identifying what works and why (p 64) (opens in a new tab/window)

Invite local specialists to share insights

Invite local specialists to share insights

Gary Veenstra, Blind Foundation Child and Family Social worker shares his experiences of working with teenagers.

Support visiting specialists

Support visiting specialists

At times students and their whānau are supported by people and agencies outside of the school.

Consider how you can support these interactions and connections.

Consider these practicalities.

  • The language of schools is often specialised and not commonly understood by people outside the sector. Consider how to support understanding.
  • Who will be key contact person in the school and who is the back up if they are away?
  • Where can a student and/or family meet with someone from the outside agency? Do you need to book a space?
  • What resources will support the interaction: kai, cups of tea, paper and pens, an interpreter?

Connect with community and cultural disability groups

Connect with community and cultural disability groups

Build relationships with local iwi and Pasifika cultural and disability groups, such as the Pasifika Autism Support Group.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Groups that can support you

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Inclusive practice in secondary schools Ideas for school leaders

Inclusive practice in secondary schools: Ideas for school leaders

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Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Leading with moral purpose”:

Return to the guide “Leading schools that include all learners ”

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