ASD educational leadership

​Educational leaders play a critical role in:

  • establishing and maintaining a culture of inclusion that celebrates the diversity of our school communities, and values the contribution of all students
  • enabling and supporting staff to participate in professional learning to support the inclusion of students on the autism spectrum
  • leading ongoing review and evaluation and flexible and adaptive future planning
  • working in partnership with families and communities.

A cohesive and coordinated approach to teaching, learning and support is critical.

All members of the educational community need to have a clear understanding of policies, procedures and expectations to guide everyday decisions, relationships and communication.

Leading planning and implementation ​​as well as maintaining a high level of engagement with stakeholders are critical roles for educational leaders. For more information and support materials, see Whole school organisation support materials.

Educational leaders benefit from ensuring that the knowledge and skills of all staff is up to date and that there is appropriat​e access to specialist expertise. For more information​, see Building staff capacity.

Relevant legislation

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarifies the rights of people with disabilities and obligations of education providers, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. It is critical that educational leaders underst​​and the importance of our obligations under this legislation.

For more information, see Disability Standards for Education 2005.