Australian Special Education Principals’ Association
ASEPA parallels similar peak bodies such as the Australian Primary Principals Association and the Australian Secondary Principals Association. The unique patterns of education service delivery to students with disabilities/special needs requires ASEPA to represent special education leaders across all sectors of schooling including early intervention, primary, secondary and special settings.
ASEPA's vision as described in the constitution, include but are not limited:
- To promote the role and status of special education principals and leaders.
- To advocate for the full range of educational services for students with disabilities and special educational needs.
- To promote the professional development of special education principals and leaders.
- To promote research and excellence in special education.
- To liaise with other organizations whose views and activities effect the development and standing of special education services and facilities.
- To provide a forum for the development of policies that relate to students, teachers and leaders in special education.
- To provide a forum for the exchange and discussions of ideas with a particular focus on school administration and leadership in special education.
- To facilitate the development of national and international networks of special education principals and leaders.
WAESPAA members are automatically ASEPA members through the payment of affiliation fees WAESPAA makes directly to ASEPA as a proportion of WAESPAA individual membership fees.
Leading Learning 4 All
On April 3rd 2017 WA launched the new leadership tool Leading Learning 4 All. This follows the successful national launch in Canberra on February 28th 2017 by Senator Simon Birmingham, the Federal Minister of Education and Training.
Working in collaboration with school leaders across Australia and drawing on the expert counsel of its international partners, ASEPA have worked hard to ensure the Leading Learning 4 All website is a new leadership tool for school practitioners to further enhance inclusive education in Australia.
The Leading Learning 4 All initiative has the potential to influence practice here in Australia as well as overseas. It is a new interactive tool reflecting the good work that is happening in Australian schools and seeking to be a starter kit for growth. Leading Learning 4 All embraces the complexity of meeting the learning needs of every student, in every Australian school, every day.”
Leading Learning 4 All is an Australian Government funded project that has had significant support for trialling the materials in WA Government school during 2016. This has contributed to the delivery of a national leadership resources for school leaders to boost inclusive attitudes and practices in schools. Based on current research and using the Australian Professional Standard for Principals, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as well as the Disability Standards in Education as its base, Leading Learning 4 All is a world first in changing hearts and minds in schools.
The project has enabled education leaders to build and develop a shared pool of expertise, in order to create explicit learning templates and visual tools for teachers.
The new web based tool represents the first of several key Leading Learning 4 All resources to grow the development of Communities of Inclusive Learning Practices in schools.
New Resources Available:
- Useful Leadership Strategies
- Quality New Resources
• Diagnostic Tools
• School Support Cards
- Research backed Personal Development Tools
- Illustrations of the Disability Standards in Action
- Collaborative Learning Process Tools
For more information, please visit the website below.