the functional impact of the student’s disability results in the school actively addressing or supporting the student’s specific individual education needs arising from their disability within quality differentiated teaching practice and/or monitoring the student or providing a ‘supplementary’ or higher level of adjustment or support.
To determine whether a student is eligible to be counted, consider whether:
there is evidence at the school that the student is being provided with an educational adjustment to meet ongoing, long-term specific needs associated with disability
decisions have been made in consultation with the student and/or their parents, guardians or carers.
The definition of ‘long-term’ for this purpose is over a minimum period of 10 weeks of school education (excluding school holiday periods) in the 12 months preceding the NCCD.
The 10-week period of adjustments does not need to be consecutive; it can be cumulative and split across school terms in the 12 months preceding the NCCD.
If a student is participating in a school-based activity during the school holidays (eg camp) where the school is providing adjustments, then this time can be included in the 10 weeks.