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Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with a Disability.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with a Disability.

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is an initiative of the Australian government involving the systematic, consistent and reliable collection of information about students with a disability across Australia.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with a Disability.

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is an initiative of the Australian government involving the systematic, consistent and reliable collection of information about students with a disability across Australia. Since 2015, all schools have participated annually in the national data collection. It counts the number of school students with a disability who are receiving educational adjustments to allow them to participate in education on the same basis as students without a disability.

The data will be used to better inform targeting of resources and future policy and program planning in relation to students with a disability, both at the Government and school level.

Which students are included in the count?

A student is counted in the NCCD if they meet the following criteria: 

  • The student meets the definition of a person with disability as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act (including any student with an identified physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional limitation) 
  • The student does not need to have a formal diagnosis, however teachers are required to make professional judgements about the functional impact of the student’s disability on their education and requires the school to actively address their needs.  
  • Parents/carers of these students should have been consulted to discuss their child’s needs and identify reasonable adjustments

Note that all student data is de-identified for the purpose of the NCCD.

 

What is expected of schools?

The NCCD requires teachers and schools to make evidence-based decisions about: 

  • Students with a disability who are receiving reasonable adjustments to access education, consistent with the definitions and obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) 
  • The level of adjustment being provided for each student with a disability, in both classroom and whole of school contexts 
  • The broad category of disability the student best falls within, that is driving the need for the adjustments provided to the student, ie; Physical, Cognitive, Sensory, Social/Emotional

 

If you would like to know more about the NCCD, please go to https://www.education.gov.au/what-nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disability

Attendance Notification Changes

Attendance Notification Changes

New departmental guidelines require Point Cook College to notify parents as soon as practicable on the same day of any unexplained absence.

We must must advise parents promptly of unexplained absences:


New departmental Guidelines require Point Cook College to notify parents as soon as practicable on the same day of any unexplained absence

We must must advise parents promptly of unexplained absences: 

Beginning Monday August 6, after the first roll marking each morning, the school will identify students with an unexplained absence.

Parents or carers will receive an SMS notification after 9:30 am on the day of any unexplained absence. The message will ask that you log into the Compass Parent portal and record a reason or to call the College absence line on 83487117.

If parents could record their absence reasons prior to 9:30 am it would be appreciated. 



SWPBS Matrices

SWPBS Matrices

Our SWPBS matrices are almost complete. The purpose of the staff and community matrices is to support the student Expected Behaviours Matrix and you should be able to see clear links between all three. They will essentially operate as a 'code of cooperation' within the College.

We invite you to view the matrices attached below.

Student Matrix

Staff Matrix

Community Matrix

Robyn Fincher

Working with Children Check – Changes

Working with Children Check – Changes

Changes are being made to the Working with Children Act 2005 to clarify and simplify the requirements of holding a Check and implement key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The changes come into effect on 1 August 2017 and mean that Working with Children Checks will be needed in some situations where they were not previously required.

People undertaking child-related work whose contact with children is supervised by another person will now be required to hold a Check.

For example: Chris has taken up a position as an assistant coach of a junior football team. Even though he is directly supervised by the head coach, Chris is required to hold a Check.

The meaning of direct contact will be expanded to cover all types of contact including written and verbal contact as well as contact by email and through electronic means.

For example: John is employed as a counsellor with a phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 18. Because John’s role involves direct contact with children by telephone, he is required to hold a Check.

For more information or to apply, visit www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Department of Education has developed a new Privacy Policy for all Government Schools. Details of the Policy can be found by clicking on this link

New Schools Privacy Policy

The Department of Education has developed a new Privacy Policy for all Government Schools. Details of the Policy can be found by clicking on this link

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