Support in Schools

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Catholic Education in Western Australia is committed to meeting the education needs of all who want a Catholic school education, including those with special needs.

In fact, it is mandated:

'The values of the gospel lead to genuine peace and harmony. They make easier the promotions of reconciliation, justice, compassion and mercy as well as special commitment to the poor, the disabled and to all those with special needs.' (2009-2015 CECWA Mandate 21)

Within our system, there are a number of personnel and roles that support the effective and ongoing education and care of all students as outlined below:

Support* Primary Secondary
School Support Principal Principal
Assistant Principal/s
Class Teacher
Education Support Teacher/s
Other Subject Teacher/s
Learning Support Teacher/s
Disability Support Coordinator/s
Teacher Assistant/s
School Social Worker/s
School Psychologist/s

Principal
Assistant/Deputy Principal/s
Form Teacher/s
Subject Teacher/s

Education Support Teacher/s
Learning Support Teacher/s

Disability Support Coordinator/s

Teacher Assistant/s

School Psychologist/s
School Social Worker/s
House Coordinator/s
Learning Area Coordinator/s
Head/s of Year

System Support The Psychology Team
Students with Disability Team
Learning and Teaching Team
Early Years Learning and Care Team
Religious Education and Faith Formation Team
Resources Team
The Psychology Team
Consultant for Students with Disability
Resources Team
Learning and Teaching Team

Religious Education and Faith Formation Team

 * Please note that not all of the roles above may be available in all schools and the titles may differ.

While many parents of students with disability support the notion of regular class placement, not all parents seek such placement or are convinced that their child will receive the specialised programs or assistance they require in a regular class placement. 

Catholic Education in WA offers a range of support options for students with disability and follows the practices of the support continuum.