All Australian school are required to record adjustments that students in the school are receiving. This recording is called the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). Disability for this purpose is very broad and includes temporary or long term adjustments schools make to enable all students to have fair and equitable access to the school curriculum as a way of meeting students’ individual needs.
Schools may need to make some adjustments to support students learning for a variety of reasons. The adjustments should be reasonable, meaning that they are balanced and fair to both the student and the school. They may include things like one-to-one learning support, planning for mobility, or a plan to ensure the student’s health and well being. This data will help governments all around Australia have a better understanding of what students with disability or students receiving adjustments need to take part more successfully in their education.
Under the law, the word 'disability' has a very broad definition. For this project, students who require adjustments for a health or learning condition may also be included in the data collection. Information will be collected about a range of students, not just those who have a diagnosed condition or who are receiving government funding or support. The main reason for inclusion in the NCCD data collection is that ‘adjustments’ have been made to support students at the school. The information about the type and reasons for adjustments will be collected from each school to provide data on how schools are meeting the needs of their students.
All information provided to the NCCD will not include student names and with therefore protect the privacy and confidentiality of all students.
If further information is required please don’t hesitate to contact Wendy Minnis or Chris Gialouris 96358638, ext 116.