Welcome to School Inclusion

From theory to practice

Supporting schools and educators to initiate, strengthen, and sustain inclusive schooling practices in the Australian context.


What School Inclusion Offers

School Inclusion – From theory to practice provides quality professional learning, consultancy services and network opportunities aimed at enhancing the confidence and capability of education professionals to enact innovative and transformative inclusive education practices.

We’re here to support you!

We work with education professionals, schools, and systems to provide professional learning and consultancy services that are contextual and impactful in advancing school improvement and inclusive education practices.

Our work is underpinned by highly qualified and experienced inclusive education leaders and practitioners who have designed and lead inclusive school reform, and have engaged in the sustained transformation of practices at the classroom, whole of school, and system levels.

How can we help?

Our services involve:

  • Bespoke and tailored support,

  • Engagement with individuals, small groups and whole of staff,

  • Research informed and practical professional learning,

  • Delivery in person or via videoconferencing platforms.

We work with you to design professional learning and consultancy that is suited to your context

What can we help with?

We are experienced at providing high-quality professional learning and consultancy relating to inclusive education practices. Popular topics include:

  • School Transformation – Leading Inclusive School Reform and School Improvement
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Curriculum Adjustments
  • Effective Instructional Practices
  • Personalised Learning
  • Co-teaching
  • Teaching Assistants in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Multi-tier Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for School Students with Disabilities (NCCD)

Find out more about our services…

Professional Learning

School Inclusion provides professional learning services that are innovative and practical, transforming the theory and fundamental concepts of inclusive education into actionable and sustainable practice. School Inclusion offers webinars, full and half day workshops, online courses, and conference presentations.

Consultancy Services

School Inclusion provides dynamic consultancy services to schools and educators. Consultancy services are customised, focusing on personalised support to address the necessary knowledge and practices required to successfully include all students. Consultancy can be provided in-school or via online video conferencing platforms.

Network Opportunities

School Inclusion in collaboration with All Means All – the Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education facilitates The School Inclusion Network for Educators (SINE). SINE is a leading national network of education professionals committed to the realisation of inclusive education. The network provides members with a collaborative and supportive opportunity to ask questions and to share information, resources, tips and ideas.

School Inclusion’s work has impacted the confidence and capability of education professionals and schools right around Australia!

We have worked on large-scale inclusive education projects, across entire schooling districts/regions, and with individual schools and educators.

An exciting opportunity is coming…

We are excited to announce the establishment of Inclusive Educators Australia (IEA). IEA is a professional organisation dedicated to representing and supporting the work of inclusive education professionals in Australian schools.

IEA recognises the professional knowledge and skills of inclusive educators, and will facilitate access to professional learning opportunities, evidence-informed resources, and collaborative networks to enhance inclusive education practices. IEA will promote recognition of the value, skill and leadership of inclusive educators, and represent the perspectives of inclusive educators across education agendas.

IEA has been officially incorporated and a board of directors has been established. The board are in the final stages of setting up the membership portal and look forward to announcing the official launch soon.

Loren Swancutt

School Inclusion – From theory to practice was founded by Loren Swancutt, a specialist in the field of inclusive education. Loren draws on extensive experience as a classroom teacher, school leader, and system level coach to support schools, educators, and parents to advance inclusive education practices.

Doctor of Education (EdD) Candidate
Master of Inclusive Education
Bachelor of Education (Primary & Special Education)

What School Inclusion Customers Are Saying

Deputy Principal, South Australia

Engaging Loren as a consultant transformed my confidence and capability. It provided me with the reflection and coaching to take our school to the next level of inclusive school improvement.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Teacher, Queensland

School Inclusion webinars are excellent. So well designed and facilitated, and full of helpful information, resources and practices. Loren does a fabulous job of demonstrating what it takes. Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Principal, Victoria

Loren is an amazing source of knowledge and enthusiasm for all things inclusive education. She is single-handedly empowering so many of us to transform and improve our practice.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Teacher, Western Australia

The examples of practice that Loren shares are so valuable in understanding what is practically possible. She demonstrates a wealth of knowledge and skill that is second to none.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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