Students at Jacana School for Autism are grouped into primary, middle and secondary sub schools, each lead by a leading teacher and support by the whole school leadership team. Most classrooms consist of eight students, one teacher and two teacher aides. There are also some selected classrooms which are larger and are lead by two teachers.
Jacana School for Autism has a distributive leadership model to ensure the whole school community have access to leadership support on a day to day basis.
The leadership team consists of three (3) Principal Class Officers who lead learning and teaching and manage all supporting operational aspects of the school.
Five (5) Leading Teachers lead three sub schools, provide coaching in autism strategies and positive behaviour support and manage student transitions, integration, well-being and enrolments.
Learning and teaching activities are supported by the Therapy Team Leader and operational activities supported by the Human Resources and Finance Managers.
The school participates in educational networks beyond the school. We participate in the activities of the
BROADMEADOWS SCHOOLS NETWORK (BSN)
Jacana School for Autism joined the BSN in 2012 and is very proud to be collaborating with the local neighbouring schools.
The BSN embraces and celebrates the diversity of both schools and individuals by promoting a culture of excellence and an ethos of sharing co-operation and mutual support.
We drive ongoing improvements to ensure that our community of learners acquire the appropriate skills and knowledge to significantly improve student outcomes, and have access to a broad range of successful pathways.
Schools included in the BSN are
THE PRINCIPALS’ ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALIST SCHOOLS, VICTORIA INC. (PASS)
The Principals Association of Specialist Schools Victoria Inc. (PASS) is the professional body for the principals of the 83 specialist schools in the Victorian Department of Education Training (DET).
These schools provide the educational programs for over 7,000 students with a wide range of special needs throughout the state.
The aims of PASS include:
ONE CERTIFICATION – Amaze
In May 2015, Jacana School for Autism successfully gained the Amaze ONE Certification accreditation. ASD Standards for Education were achieved in the following areas
We consider our organisation a centre of excellence and believe we have a systematic approach to continuous, self-improvement.