Special education refers to teaching practices that meet the individual needs of students with disability.
All students are entitled to participate in and progress through the NSW curriculum. Schools need to provide adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment activities for some students with disability.
Students with disability
Students with disability have a range of abilities and needs. The Disability Standards for Education 2005 describes the legislative requirements of schools to support students with disability. Schools need to ensure these students have an equitable education. Read more about students with disability.
Accessing the curriculum
Students with disability can access syllabus outcomes and content in a range of ways. They can do this with or without adjustments as appropriate. Read more about accessing the curriculum.
Adjustments relate to teaching, learning and assessment. They enable a student with disability to access syllabus outcomes and content and show their achievement.
For more information, please read the Course Overviews