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, information and resources about inclusive education practices. This includes webinars, workshops, consultancy, online courses, and conference presentations.

Our work is driven by knowledgeable and highly skilled inclusive educators and school leaders who have extensive experience implementing and leading inclusive education practices in Australian schools.

We’re here to support you!

School Inclusion’s purpose is to enhance the confidence and capability of Australian educational professionals and schools to enact transformative and innovative inclusive education practices.

We provide a range of opportunities for school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, allied health professionals, and pre-service teachers to invest in the capacity required to advance inclusive education practices in Australian classrooms and schools.

How can we help?

School Inclusion works with schools and education professionals to provide consultancy, professional learning, information and resources that are contextual and impactful. Our services include:

  • Bespoke and tailored support
  • Engagement with individuals, small groups, or whole of staff
  • Research informed, practical and impactful professional learning
  • Delivery in-person or online via videoconferencing platforms

What can we help with?

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

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Curriculum Adjustments
  • Co-teaching
  • Maximising Impact of Teaching Assistants
  • Personalised Learning
  • Multi-tier Systems of Support
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)
  • Leading Inclusive School Reform

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.

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.

Information & Resources

Inclusive education results in improved academic, social and post-school outcomes for students. Find out more about the fundamental concepts of inclusive education and the practices that result in its realisation in the Australian context.

New Professional Learning Session Now Available!

Join us for the final Inclusive Education Cafe of 2021!

23rd November @ 7.00pm AEST via Zoom

Including Students with Complex Communication Needs

Students with complex communication needs cannot meet their daily communication needs using speech alone, and therefore may use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  AAC refers to the tools that an individual uses to solve everyday communication strategies, and can include key word sign and gesture, communication books and speech generating devices.

In this session, participants will be provided with an overview of AAC, and the importance of providing students with a robust language system.  Key principles of implementing AAC will be discussed, with a focus on aided language stimulation (modelling).  Participants will also be provided with practical strategies for supporting students who use AAC in an inclusive classroom, including the importance of peer training, developing communication supports for accessing the curriculum and setting up the classroom environment for communication success.

Register below or find out more via the Eventbrite page here.

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)

Join our Network

School Inclusion Network for Educators

The School Inclusion Network for Educators (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.

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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