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 led 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, co-ordinate transitions and oversee Capital Works projects
Four (4) Learning Specialists providing coaching and mentoring 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 including, Principals Association of Specialist Schools (PASS) and Hume Moreland Network.