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SPEC programmes provide an exciting ‘Personalised Learning’ pathway ensuring every student has
relevant and meaningful learning opportunities. The programmes support inclusion principles, and have a
focus on the development of General Capabilities.
“Personal and social capability assists students to become successful learners, helping to improve their
academic learning and enhancing their motivation to reach their full potential. Personal and social
capabilities support students in becoming creative and confident individuals with ‘a sense of self worth,
self awareness and personal identity , that enables them to manage their emotional, mental, spiritual and
physical well being”.
(MCEETYA) The Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians.
Barwon Valley - SPEC School of Excellence 2018
“SPEC is a central part of the curriculum offered to students who are 15 years plus (MIPs eligibility) at
Barwon Valley Special Development School (BVS) The programme has been running since 2013 and the
decision to implement it was based on the fact that it met s[specific criteria identified by the school as
being crucial for students in their senior years of schooling (that is, a curriculum framework that would
foster student engagement, family involvement, links to the community and a smooth transition
to adult life).
SPEC also aligns well with the school’s internal and external work experience programs, the Advance
program, the Bridge Award and. As mentioned above, our focus on maximising the student’s engagement
with the wider school community. Recently the school aligned each of the SPEC modules to the Victorian
Curriculum Learning Areas and Capabilities. SPEC also caters for our diverse range of students.
We have designed, written and produced a new Reading Scheme for students who are not having success
in learning to read. This highly structured approach provides a system that has proven success with students
who have experienced ‘failure’ many times, and lack the motivation to ‘try again’.
We now have a dedicated website www.readspec.co.nz
If you wish to place an order, you may do so through the new website. Any Australian school will not be
charged VAT. The invoice will be amended to reflect this.
Click the website to read more about this exciting new venture.
Pack of three new
resources to assist
the SPEC programme.