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The best inclusive schools are subtle: architect

Inclusiveness should be integrated subtly into a school’s design, an architect has argued. Wayne Stephens, a partner at Melbourne architects ClarkeHopkinsClarke, said the best inclusive environments are those designed to be so “without it being very evident”. There is also no one-size-fits-all approach ...

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Rising trend: schools could soon mark Sydney skyline

Schools could soon become a prominent feature in Sydney’s skyline, the architects of the city’s newest high-rise school have argued. Parramatta’s upcoming 14-storey Arthur Phillip High School, with its adjoining Parramatta Public School, is the figurehead of the NSW Education ...

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Autism stigma blamed on poor training, funding

A stigma against autism is “reasonably common” throughout Australian schools, an expert has argued. A recent Senate inquiry found parents of kids with autism are actively discouraged by some schools from enrolling their child. This occurs across the public, independent and ...

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‘I believe everyone is a learner’

  Principal builds pedagogy through the strength of collaborative responsibility. By Madeleine Regan School leadership for Chris Bartlett is about connection, collaboration and bringing people together to benefit students and their learning. At Mater Dei Primary School, Toowoomba, Bartlett is ...

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Study finds 4 elements of an outstanding school

A pilot study from Southern Cross University has identified the four critical elements in creating an ‘outstanding’ school. The key elements are: an effective and resilient principal; team-based teaching; making decisions based on reliable data; and an intensive and ongoing, coaching mentoring and ...

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