• Inclusive Education

Differentiation for Students with Disability: Secondary

PL # 12867.
Starting on 10 May 2021
Cancellation permitted until 05/05/2021

Event registrations closed on 5/05/2021


Secondary school classroom populations represent society, in that they include individuals who are experiencing many, varied levels of disability and/or learning difference. This 2.5 hour session aims to support teachers and support staff in making the classroom a welcoming environment in which all students have the opportunity to engage in learning and demonstrate their understanding. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a review of differentiation strategies to support the inclusion of students into the classroom within the secondary context. The session will also present a suggested framework for planning for a wide range of abilities and needs and will address the challenge of how to deliver the curriculum and quality differentiated teaching.


Maggie Balfe (AISWA Staff)

Inclusive Education Consultant

Maggie Balfe joined the Inclusive Education team at AISWA in January 2015. She has worked in the field of education for many years; starting her career in special education teaching in the 1980s with the Department of Education in Western Australia as a teacher in special schools. During the early 1990’s she worked in the United Kingdom as part of an early intervention team supporting families of children with disabilities. On her return to Western Australia she worked for Catholic Education WA taking on a variety of roles (Consultant for Students with Disabilities, followed by Coordinator of a High Support Needs Centre and finally teaching students with disabilities at secondary level) before joining AISWA. As an Inclusive Education Consultant Maggie supports schools promoting positive inclusive practices for students with disabilities in schools. Maggie has a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Special Education.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 11:30


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Inclusive Education

School Area

  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards