Teachers  make  many adjustments   to  differentiate the  learning  program and support student learning success.  We have commenced a ten week period where teachers across Australia are monitoring and recording  their adjustments, which provide a national picture of  the additional complex work that teachers do to support students. Through this Annual Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (‘the Collection’), governments may  make  improvements to funding for schools.

The Collection involves data around: the number of students for whom teachers are  making  adjustments to enable them to participate in education on the same basis as other students; the level  and type of adjustment provided to students; and where known, the student’s type of disability.

Under the Collection model the definition of disability is broad and includes learning difficulties, health and mental health conditions.

At Woodend we have worked with parents to develop NEPs, individual learning plans or health care plans for all students who meet this criteria. Many of these plans have been reviewed with parents this term.

If your child is identified for inclusion in the Collection, the required information about your child will be included in this year’s data collection. You should receive a letter in coming weeks with information about the Collection.

If you have any questions about the data collection, please contact Jane-Ann Natar on 83226422.  Further information about the Collection can be found at:


Parent / carer fact sheet

In Brief: Disability Standards for Education