- all learners feel a strong sense of belonging
- all learners learn to interact respectfully with others
- all learners learn to understand and appreciate diversity, and
- all parents and caregivers in the community can take an active role in the life of the school.
District-based Support Teams support the delivery of inclusive education by providing quality support and services to learners, teachers and parents. This support enhances the learning and teaching experienced by all learners, regardless of circumstance.
Through providing advice and advocacy and by developing policies and programs, the Directorate: Inclusive Education:
- assists schools to improve the achievement, participation and retention of marginalised learners, and
- ensures that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills for
- working and living productively and respectfully with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures
- developing healthy and satisfying personal relationships, and
- actively shaping social, economic and political life.
The Department of Education has developed Conceptual and Operational Guidelines for Full-Service Schools to guide schools on the road towards inclusion.