Inclusion

Hillside is an inclusive school where all children are included as part of the school community. We recognise that each child is unique and that all children are entitled to a broad, balanced and suitably differentiated curriculum. We strive to create an inclusive model of provision, embracing cultural diversity and celebrating differences. Our teaching team will work closely with parents to provide a variety of support structures for diverse learners to fully access and benefit from our open-planned, English-speaking inquiry-based programme.

These support structures may include, but are not limited to:

  • Classroom Strategies
  • Intervention Cycles
  • Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
  • Onsite Pre-school Rehabilitation Services (OPRS – government subvented)
  • Speech and Language Therapy (parent-funded, on-site with SPOT)**
  • Occupational Therapy (parent-funded, off-site)**

**Please note while Hillside has a school-based Student Support Co-ordinator, but we do not have a Learning Support Unit with specialist teachers on-site. Therapy services are out-sourced and parent-funded.