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  1. 1. An Introduction to the Initiatives of the Ministry of Education, Special Education and their Relevance to RTLB Domain 1 – Book 3 – Chapter 3
  2. 2. <ul><li>Topics </li></ul><ul><li>How Special Education works </li></ul><ul><li>Existing services and supports for students presenting with behaviour difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Behaviour for Learning Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Success for All: Every School, Every Child </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Special Education Works
  4. 4. Existing services and supports (behaviour) <ul><li>Behaviour Support Service </li></ul><ul><li>Residential Behaviour Schools </li></ul><ul><li>High and Complex Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Interim Response Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Social Workers in Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Families </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Offending Strategy </li></ul>
  5. 5. Positive Behaviour for Learning Action Plan <ul><li>Launched in 2009: A five year plan with five core components </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible Years: Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible Years: Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>School Wide </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviour Crisis Response </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive Wraparound Service </li></ul>
  6. 6. Review of Special Education <ul><li>More choice, better quality, focus on outcomes, and value for money </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis (but not exclusively) on high and very high needs school aged children </li></ul><ul><li>Public and school sector submissions (over 2000 received) </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted developments to build on what is working well and by improving what is not. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Success for All: Every School, Every Child <ul><li>The vision: To create a fully inclusive education system of confident schools, confident children, and confident parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Changes: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More inclusive education system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Additional services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delivering on the plan - accountability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Higher quality teaching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better use of resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More support in difficult times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better coordination among agencies </li></ul></ul></ul>