A Student Support Group (SSG) is mandatory for students in the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) and students in Out of Home Care, and strongly encouraged for any students with additional learning needs.
The principal/principal nominee will ensure the parent/carer(s) have access to this guidance, the Program for Students with Disabilities operational guidelines for schools, and related school policy documents concerning the education of students with disabilities. This will assist the parent/carer(s) to participate fully in the process.
Sufficient time must be allowed for the SSG participants to prepare before meetings are convened, including time for the parent/carer(s) and the parent/carer(s)' advocate to meet. Meetings should be arranged at times that enable all members to be present.
SSG meetings should be convened on a regular basis (at least once per term) and as soon as practicable following a request by an SSG member.
Concerns regarding the process used by the SSG or the management of resources by the school should be resolved, if possible, with the principal. If the issue(s) cannot be resolved at the school level, the concern should be forwarded in writing to the school’s Regional Director. For Regional contact details refer to .
Reviewed 18 June 2021