Engagement and Inclusion

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Every student deserves a safe and positive learning experience where they are engaged and supported to reach their full potential.

This section provides advice, resources and strategies for schools on:

  • developing a Student Engagement Policy
  • promoting positive student behaviour
  • responding to challenging behaviour.

Student Engagement Policy

Provides advice on the development of a school-based policy. See: Student Engagement Policy

Student Behaviour

Contains information on factors influencing student behaviour, and guidance on promoting positive behaviour and using a staged response to respond to challenging behaviours. See: Student Behaviour

Strategies and Support Available to Schools

Details resources available to schools and suggests strategies to support engagement, including strategies tailored to specific groups at risk of becoming disengaged. See: Strategies and Supports Available to Schools

Disciplinary Measures

Provides guidance on when and how to use disciplinary measures, including procedures for suspension and expulsion. Suspension and expulsion are serious disciplinary measures and should be the last step in a staged response to address challenging student behaviour. See: Disciplinary Measures