When a child is coming back to school first we look at the access that the school has, whether it's ramps, parking availability, drop-off zones and things like that.
How the student gets to school.
How they get home.
How easy is it to go to the canteen? How hard is it to go to the toilet? All these type of things, we make sure that we we're involved in that.
If it's- If we're in a position, which we have been in the past, um… students are often placed in classrooms that have the best access to bubblers, toilets, canteens, play areas.
They're also on the bottom floors.
Very successful strategy is to have them in an area where they're really comfortable because They have to be able to manage themselves more than a teacher or an adult being right around them all the time.
Um… in class we look at where they sit and what they have access to.
Do they have to turn their head to see the board? Is it easy for the teacher to get to them quickly? Is there an area close by where they can have a quiet zone? Um… or somewhere where they can sit in a comfortable chair, more comfortable than what they have.
How far away is their bag? So these are all things that we talk about when we do in-class strategies.
Most students, if it's a mobility issue we will let them exit the classroom a minute before a bell time just to allow him or her to get out before hundreds of kids start streaming passed them.
It's always a little bit of a help when it comes to carrying food and all those type of things.
I also like to have students have buddies.
A lot of kids have buddies and and those children, are carefully selected and they're usually friends.
They'll carry bags, hand in work for them.
All those type of things.
So there's plenty of work to be done there.
There's also a lot of communication we have to do at home as well.
So Quite often students that I've taught in the past, they will- I'll have communication with a parent or care giver before school giving me a heads up of what the day could possibly be like.
So for instance, if a student was in a wheelchair that day because of mobility issues then I'd sort of appropriately plan for that.
It may even be activities, it may even be access to computers things like that.
So it's a very important process.
The school was really good with me getting around the place.
We have strict bells at school which mean you've got to get to class on time And I was able to turn up to class as late as I liked and they were really flexible.
And And my teacher, my homeroom teacher also got a couple of my friends to help me taking my bags from class to class and taking my saxophone down to saxophone lessons or whatever.
So it was really good in that was that I was really well supported in terms of getting around the school.
… it nice and neat.
We're about to go to recess so Bayly, Caleb, Reagan you may go.
Don't forget after recess that we need to make sure… we might need to have a quick check through the sections of our problem solving, just to make sure… [trails to silence]