We have produced this 25 minute video because when a student’s behaviour is catching everyone’s attention, school inclusion can become very fragile. It is distressing for everyone, and unhelpful patterns can get established, including the student becoming isolated, stigmatized, punished and excluded. We are sharing this story because we believe that every child can thrive in an inclusive classroom with the right supports.
This video shares one family’s vision – their belief in their son and his potential, and an unwavering conviction in his inclusion. It shares how the school team – a skilled and committed classroom teacher, a creative and collaborative specialist educator, a dedicated school Principal and leader, and other key staff – worked together to figure things out.
Most importantly this is the story of Nathan and his success as a valued, integral member of his year 4 class.
Filming, production and editing by Hugh Rose-Miller
Directed and produced by Lisa Bridle
This video was created by CRU through our Families For Inclusive Education Project. This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.