• Inclusive Education

Students with Diverse Needs: Transition into Middle School

PL # 12868.
Starting on 16 Jun 2021
Cancellation permitted until 10/06/2021

Event registrations closed on 10/06/2021


This session will look at one significant transition that occurs for our students at school. For any student, it can be an exciting yet challenging time as they prepare themselves for the next stage in their learning. This particular PL will be focusing on students with a disability transitioning from Year 6 to 7; primary to middle school.

Effective transition processes and practices are based on a broad interpretation of the concept of transition. The key topics that will be discussed are:

* A  person-centred approach, taking into account the needs of the individual student and their family

* Advanced planning of the transition

* The use of collaborative processes that build relationships over time

* The identification of adjustments and supports required to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in the transition process with their year-level peers.


Lynne Nixon (AISWA Staff)

Inclusive Education Coordinator

Lynne joined the Inclusive Education team at AISWA in April 2017. She has worked in the fields of both education and small business. Lynne completed her Diploma of Teaching (Primary) including studies in Special Education in NSW and taught there for a number of years. After time running a small family business and moving to Perth, Lynne returned to teaching in the role of Special Needs EA. She has since had a variety of roles within schools including learning support teacher and coordinator, supporting teachers in working with students with disabilities, curriculum coordinator including differentiation and support to particularly cater for children with learning needs. During her time as a Principal, Lynne has been passionate about creating an inclusive school culture and community. She has also been involved in supporting school leaders and school registration particularly in the area of Child Protection and Disabilities.   


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 13:00
Finishes: 15:00


Suite 3, 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

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards