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Catholic schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle work within an inclusive framework which recognises the child at the centre of the community. The Catholic Schools Office is committed to the provision of an inclusive framework of Learning Support which has been established to ensure all students receive the support they need to successfully participate and achieve as learners. Each school is allocated learning support personnel and resources to assist with the diverse needs of students. Schools work collaboratively with families in developing and implementing individual plans (IPs) for students with additional learning needs. Schools are provided with professional learning and development opportunities to build teacher capacity to effectively support students with additional needs.

Support is provided to diocesan schools on a systemic level with services provided in the following areas:

  • learning difficulties
  • behaviour support
  • speech and language
  • developmental disabilities, inclusive of autism
  • hearing impairment
  • vision impairment
  • assessment and counselling support