Inclusive Practices

Ambrose Treacy College recognises a diverse student population and provides an environment where all learners feel safe, valued, and have a sense of belonging.

Our Whole School Approach to Inclusion ensures that all students are provided with effective differentiation across all areas of school life – classroom environment, pedagogy, pastoral care, co-curricular and service. In further support, Personalised Support Plans are created for any learner with a diagnosis, who is identified as requiring additional support through our Inclusive Practices Department. Staff at the College are supported to engage with and use this plan as a framework to ensure that all learners have equitable access to the curriculum.

A Case Manager is allocated to each year level to collaboratively build strong relationships with families through the process of formal stakeholder meetings in consultation with health professionals to ensure best supports for identified students. The Inclusive Practices Department works closely with not only families and health professionals, but also the student. This is to ensure that they are part of the process of planning and implementing adjustments for both their learning and/or social emotional needs.

Ambrose Treacy College supports students through:

• Curriculum Release and Support Classes
• Literacy Intervention Programs
• Break out/Chill out spaces
• Social skills programs
• Assistive Technology
• Assessment Adjustments

Ambrose Treacy College values and recognises the academic achievements and talents of learners across the Junior School. Through a range of external competitions students challenge and develop their problem-solving skills, create projects and reflect on learning as a team. Within the classroom teachers differentiate learning to ensure all learners are provided with challenge and extending opportunities.

Enrichment programs vary across the College semester electives, subject ability groupings and individual and team competitions.

• DaVinci Decathlon
• Metropolitan West Maths Teams Challenge
• Mathematics extension classes
• Australian Mathematics competition
• Days of Excellence

Students will be selected to participate in these extension programs, based on his performance in class, as a result of his performance in recent external testing and teacher recommendation.