Enrolment Support & Transitions for Students with a Disability

Enrolment Application and Support Procedure (EASP)

This process seeks to reveal and clarify the needs of the student and to identify the educational adjustments required for accessing the learning program for the student. Adjustments are made for students with a disability to enable them to access the curriculum, achieve curriculum outcomes and participate in school life. An adjustment is any change made to help a student participate at school, learn, and be comfortable and safe.

More information is available in the Supporting Children with a Disability at School – A Guide for Parents.

Transitions occur when a student has to move from or into a new educational setting. Transitions may occur when students are moving:

  • Into prep
  • From one year level to another
  • From primary to secondary school

Before a transition process commences, parents, with support, are encouraged to take time to visit all possible educational settings when considering a placement for a student with a disability. The Enrolment Application and Support Procedure (EASP) is one way of identifying the support and personnel required to make the transitioning as smooth as possible. The purpose of a transition meeting is to discuss and plan, collaboratively, a suitable course of action to assist the move as effortlessly as possible.

Dual Enrolment

A dual enrolment occurs when a parent requests enrolment in a Brisbane Catholic Education school and concurrently in another setting. This usually occurs when the child:

  • attends early intervention settings and it is intended they will progress to a full time enrolment into a primary school; or
  • is on a pathway to a full time primary or secondary school enrolment, but currently requires significant support with learning from a specialist education setting; or
  • requires intensive daily support with learning which cannot be provided in a primary or secondary school and parents are seeking a Catholic education and/or social opportunities.

A Deed of Amendment has been made between the QLD Department of Education and Training; the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and the Association of Independent Schools of QLD to represent the shared understanding in relation to dual enrolment and special education services.