Education and your child's rights

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Education and your child’s rights

Knowing your child’s rights will help, if you have concerns about your child’s learning or supports, or their experiences at school. On this page: Legal protection for your child’s rights Your child’s right to learning and support Behaviour issues and your child’s rights Your child’s right to a place at school Your right to complain […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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The law and your child’s rights

Various Commonwealth and Victorian laws protect your child’s rights in education. DET policies outline how schools and supports for students with a disability should work, consistent with those rights. On this page: The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act and Disability Standards for education The Standards cover all students with a disability, mental illness or medical condition […]

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Your rights and expectations as a parent or carer

Your rights and reasonable expectations as a parent or carer are covered under various laws and government policies, explained throughout Learning Together. Key areas are summarised below. On this page: Confidentiality and privacy Consultation Support in meetings with the school An interpreter if you need one When applying for funding No additional costs required This […]

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Participation ‘on the same basis’ as other students

The law and Victorian government policy support your child’s right to participate at school on the same basis as students without a disability. On this page: Education and participation ‘on the same basis’ In every school, and every aspect of school Comparable opportunities and adjustments Education and participation ‘on the same basis’ Under the Commonwealth […]

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‘Reasonable adjustments’ and your child’s rights

Schools are legally required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure your child can access their education. On this page: What is a reasonable adjustment? Who decides what is a reasonable adjustment? Supporting your child’s input What the school should discuss with you When does a school not have to make an adjustment? Find out more […]

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Learning, curriculum and teaching

The law and DET policy supports your child’s right to have an opportunity to access an educational program designed to support their learning, on the same basis as students without a disability. On this page: What schools can do Providing a comparable alternative Support for educators Find out more All children have the potential to […]

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Reporting and assessment

The law and DET policy support your child’s right to meaningful assessment and reporting, without being disadvantaged by their disability. On this page: Adjustment to reporting and assessment Adjustments to NAPLAN Adjustments to assessment for VCE and VCAL Adjustment to reporting and assessment Reporting in government schools is through school reports and parent–teacher interviews, usually […]

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Student support services

The law and DET policy support your child’s right to get the support they need from general or specialised support services. On this page: The right support to assist your child No requirement of parent contribution Your child can have access to support services provided to all students, including student welfare and career advice services. […]

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Bullying and discrimination

The law and DET policy protect your child’s right to attend school free from discrimination and bullying and other forms of harassment. On this page: What is bullying? Action on bullying by schools Standing up against bullying Discrimination can take many forms What you can do The Victorian Government’s Dignity and Respect statement that says: […]

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Student engagement and discipline

The Victorian Government uses the term ‘student engagement’ to talk about the many-layered ways that your child takes part in ­– and feels a part of – what happens in their school. On this page: What is student engagement? Supporting your child’s engagement If your child is struggling to engage Early intervention, support and re-engagement […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015