Consultancy

School Inclusion provides solutions-focused consultancy services tailored to the needs of schools, educators and parents.

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Do you need support with building capability and/or responding to a challenge of practice?

Consultancy Services

School Inclusion can support by providing consultation and coaching on areas relating to broad inclusive schooling practices, classroom-based teaching and learning practices, or targeted responses relating to particular cohorts or individual students.

Consultation is informed by contemporary research, innovative ideas and extensive knowledge and experience in leading inclusive schooling practices.

You can work with Loren Swancutt

Loren is experienced at providing inclusive education consultancy to individuals, groups and teams. She draws on 15 years of experience working in school-based and Region wide inclusive education leadership positions, and has undertaken formal coaching training. Loren has a strong reputation for possessing comprehensive knowledge and skills relating to inclusive education leadership and implementation, and a unique ability to transform policy, theory and research into achievable and sustainable practice. Loren’s consultancy services have been utilised within large-scale inclusive education projects, across entire schooling districts/regions, and with individual schools and educators. Loren has consulted across Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.

Consultancy services are focused on building capability and/or on responding to challenges of practice in order to increase opportunities and outcomes for students. Consultancy services can be conducted in relation to broad inclusive schooling practices, classroom-based practices (including curriculum and pedagogy), or targeted for the particular experiences of cohorts or individual students. Loren can also examine current practice, provide advice and recommendations, and review planning and documentation.

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

Inclusive Schooling Consultancy

Loren can provide support to identify inclusive schooling strengths and challenges, and develop goals and action plans for transformation. She can build capacity for systemic change and implementation, and coach personnel on how to infuse inclusive education practices into classrooms and whole-school processes in a systematic, impactful and data-driven way. 

The following services are available:

  • Analysis and review of inclusive education practices
  • Assistance with the development of an action plan for inclusive school improvement
  • Implementation support and guidance to assist with embedding inclusive education practices
  • Capacity building relating to the fundamental concepts, knowledge and skills needed for sustainable and scalable implementation

Curriculum and Pedagogy Consultancy

Loren can provide support during the design of curriculum units to ensure equitable engagment for all students. She can review and support the development of individual lessons, instructional materials and methods, and/or assessments across all content areas and grade levels.

Consultation in relation to curriculum and pedagogy covers Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and alignment of curriculum adjustments and modifications to ensure all students can access, participate, and make progress in grade-level curriculum.

The following services are available:

  • General coaching and capacity building regarding curriculum and pedagogy
  • Pre-design of unit plan and lesson templates to guide inclusive curriculum planning
  • Support during the development of a unit of study (including curriculum unpacking, lesson design, and assessment design)
  • Identification of evidence-based and high impact instructional strategies
  • Analysis and review of existing units, lessons and assessments with recommendations for enhancement

Student Support Consultancy

Loren can provide support with personalised learning actions for targeted cohorts and individual students. She can assist with the development of systems and processes aimed at proactively responding to student support requirements, and can also guide student centred, strengths-based approaches to responding to challenges of practice.

The following services are available:

  • Building knowledge and understanding of the Disability Standards for Education (2005)
  • Supporting the development of efficient and effective personalised learning processes
  • Support to enact effective consultation with students and parents
  • Support with engaging in student-centred, inquiry based responses to challenges of practice
  • Developing capacity to engage with the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) and school resourcing models

Loren is a knowledgeable and skilled educator, consultant, coach, and presenter. She is adept at explaining research, concepts, and approaches in ways that are easy to understand and apply. She is organised, thorough, and adaptable to any audience and context. Loren was a key consultant and invaluable contributor to Purple Orange’s Inclusive School Communities Project, working with South Australian school leaders and educators to advance inclusive education.

– Letitia Rose, Purple Orange – Inclusive School Communities Project