Services for Students
The Hanover School Division recognizes the importance of promoting inclusive schools where all students are provided the support and opportunities to become participating members of their school communities. Inclusive schools provide a learning environment that is accessible to all students as a place to learn, grow, experience acceptance and belonging, and enjoy all the benefits of citizenship.
A Framework for Supporting the Learning Needs of All Students
This Continuum of Services framework is intended to assist our families in their understanding of the different levels of support and services available as school teams plan for the success of all students.
Hanover School Division Student Services believe:
- All students benefit from an appropriate educational program in the context of an inclusive school setting.
- All students can learn, in different ways and different rates, with individual strengths and abilities.
- All students want to be accepted, feel a sense of belonging, and are valued.
- All students come from rich diverse backgrounds; and want their differences acknowledged and respected.
Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that allows every individual to feel accepted, valued and safe. An inclusive community consciously evolves to meet the changing needs of its members. Through recognition and support, an inclusive community provides the meaningful involvement and equal access to the benefits of citizenship.
– Manitoba Education
In keeping with Manitoba Education, Hanover School Division is committed to providing all students with appropriate educational programming that supports inclusion and participation in the academic and social life of the school.
Continuum of Services Framework
The Continuum of Services Framework outlines the supports available to students. The framework identifies the personnel, assessments, and the types and levels of supports required to develop appropriate educational programming for all students. Central to all educational programming is the student. All programming begins in the classroom with the Manitoba curricula and expands outward to include increasing levels of support, different assessments by different practitioners and personnel.
Supports for Appropriate Educational Programming
Supports are available to all students to enable inclusion and learning success in our schools and in the larger community. Supports increase in intensity and complexity as a student’s needs expand beyond the classroom. Learning supports begin in the classroom, extend to include the school based staff and divisional based team, and extend into community and provincial support agencies, such as community assisted living and supported employment.