WELCOME TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
All students require support from teachers, classmates, family, and friends in order to thrive and to gain full benefit from their high school experience. Some students have special needs that require supports beyond those ordinarily received in their school setting.
At Erindale, the Special Education Department will help students learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. This department helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
To gain full benefit from the experience of high school, we believe that all students require support from teachers, peers, family and friends to thrive. Some students have strengths and needs that require supports beyond those received in the regular school setting. These needs may be met through a special education program that is outlined by the province and put into practice by the school board and specifically, Erindale Secondary School.
In Ontario, students who meet the criteria under The Education Act on Special Education are provided with special education programs and services and an Individual Education Plan (IEP). At Erindale Secondary School we co-create IEPs for every formally identified student and at times, for the informally identified student (principal's discretion).
The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed with the input of teachers, guidance counsellors, parents and the student. The IEP must be available within 30 working days of the school year. This plan can be changed throughout the year according to the needs of the student.
- Regional Communication Program
- Inclusion Program
- Support for behavioral, communicational, intellectual, physical and/or multiple exceptionalities
- Peer Mentorship/Coaches
The staff at Erindale Secondary School thrive on the many opportunities provided to customize their learning and continue to develop professionally so that students gain the most from their high school experience. We diligently cater to our students needs by developing innovative programs, by using school and external resources, and teaching and learning through differentiated instruction and fostering a positive school climate through collaboration. The Special Education Program at Erindale Secondary School is geared toward optimal student success.