Esperance Education Support Centre (6098)

School Overview

Esperance Education Support Centre is a specialist secondary school for students with additional learning needs. Our rigorous learning programs cater for the individual needs of our students. Our school prides itself on its diverse curriculum consisting of academic and holistic programs. We work in close partnership with Esperance Senior High School and the community to achieve student outcomes. We value, respect and welcome all students, and understand that behaviour is a form of communication.

The Esperance Education Support Centre is a secondary school catering for students with intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder with higher educational need. A program is also offered to students with an imputed cognitive disability at the discretion of the principal.

Our school vision is 'young people, empowered by choice, participating in and contributing to their community' and this vision is reflected across our school curriculum. The curriculum is guided by the Individual Education Plans and Individual Transition Plans of our students. These plans are negotiated by teaching staff with parents and carers and in the case of the transition plans, with students.

Our diverse and purposeful learning programs are referenced to formal curriculum through ABLEWA, The K-10 Curriculum, Special Education Needs Assessment Tool, ASDAN Modules and Preliminary Courses of Study. Our rigorous academic program is complimented by holistic programs including community access, work experience, swimming, drumming, therapy horses, independent living skills, social and emotional programs, camps and excursions.

Our behaviour management beliefs and practices are strong, clearly articulated and positive. We view behaviour as a form of communication and as a teaching point.

Our relationship with our partner school, Esperance Senior High School, allows our students to benefit from an inclusive education. Our students have access to many mainstream classes, enjoying a differentiated curriculum well supported by Education Support Centre staff. We enjoy strong interagency and community support to assist in the achievement of outcomes and, like a classroom, the community is considered a valuable place in which to learn and demonstrate outcomes.

T: 9071 9560