Date
14 October 2019

Provide vision and active oversight of teaching and learning

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Leading learning to support inclusive practices’

Principals talk about inclusive practices

Principals talk about inclusive practices

School leaders talk about how they have supported the development of inclusive practices in their school.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/jM653D52tQs

Inclusive practices and the curriculum

Inclusive practices and the curriculum

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) is non-prescriptive. Its flexibility allows schools to develop their curriculum as they notice, recognise, and respond to the needs of all their learners and their community.

 

The NZC mandates that schools move away from a one-size-fits-all paradigm towards the inclusive design of teaching and learning, where ALL students can expect to

  • connect their culture, experiences and interests to their learning
  • learn in flexible environments with adjustable materials they can personalise to meet their learning needs and preferences
  • engage in ongoing, timely conversations about their learning with teachers and peers
  • access learning opportunities, experiences and environments alongside their peers
  • be supported to advocate for their own needs and lead their own learning
  • share their thinking and learning in ways that demonstrate their understanding.

Support access to PLD for part-time staff

Support access to PLD for part-time staff

Invest time and capacity in supporting the learning of all staff in inclusive practices.

Particularly invest in those staff who are part-time, or in teacher's aide, support staff, or visiting roles to strengthen their understanding of the school's inclusive vision.

 

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Teachers and teachers' aides working together

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Visit website

Website

Shaping a Marautanga-ā-Kura with our community

Read time: 4 min

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Visit website

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Leading learning to support inclusive practices”:

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

Top