Inclusive Schools Australia was born from our combined passion to see all young people reach their full potential and for all young people to have access to quality learning opportunities at school. We believe that inclusive schools welcome and respond to the diverse needs of all young people and their families.
Our mission is to support each and every child to access and achieve from the same curriculum and to uphold their rights to an inclusive education under UNESCO’s Article 24 and the Disability Standards for Education, 2005. We do this by working with schools to design inclusive learning programs and assessment processes; and by providing advocacy for parents and young people with disability.
The Universal Design for Learning framework is a key feature of our work.
If an inclusive classroom was a mirror, every child would see their own reflection.
Sarah Humphreys is an education consultant with a passion for developing and promoting curriculum access for all. She presented at the UDL Implementation and Research Network, USA on how the principles of UDL were applied to the development of the Australian Curriculum and now works with schools supporting its implementation. Sarah has a Master’s in Special Education from London University.
Janice Atkin is a curriculum specialist in Health and Physical Education. Her curriculum development projects include the development of Health and Physical Education curriculum for NSW, Australia and Abu Dhabi. She now provides curriculum support and professional development to departments, schools and teachers across Australia. She has a Masters of Education in Physical and Health Education from University of Wollongong.
We have provided consultancy support to a range of schools, government departments and organisations over the last 15 years. We can support you to develop programs, resources and implementation strategies that provide opportunities for quality learning outcomes for all students in your school setting.
Our coaching packages provide support for your staff in developing inclusive teaching and learning programs that cater for the need of all students
We work with your staff to review programs, identify barriers and make recommendations for improving access to all students using the UDL framework and conversations around learner variability.
We have presented conference sessions, workshops, staff meetings and network presentations exploring inclusive practices, putting the UDL framework into practice and include a specific focus on PDHPE programs.
We are committed to supporting genuine collaboration and partnership between families and schools. We work with individual families, young people or teachers to ensure their voices are heard and their rights upheld.