HOW IESA NAVIGATED THIS COVID PANDEMIC

HOW IESA NAVIGATED THIS COVID PANDEMIC

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On the 15th of March, the South African president declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act – which included a national lockdown and closure of all schools. This situation required Inclusive Education South Africa and all other educational stakeholders, to adapt and become innovative. In these unprecedented times we stepped up to ensure quality teaching and learning continues and that no child is left behind? IESA gave input to Government departments with respect of impact and effect of decisions, closing and opening of schools and ECD Centres, gave input into protocols for returning to workspace and kept funders up to date with the realities on the ground. Whilst difficult, uncomfortable, and disruptive, IESA embraced technology, strengthened its communications, learnt new skills, built partnerships, and…
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From the desk of the President

From the desk of the President

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Dear Fellow South African, If we are to ensure that the recovery of our economy and society in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is meaningful, then we need to ensure that all South Africans are included and that all benefit. This was one of the key views that emerged from the meeting of the Presidential Working Group on Disability that was held virtually last week. The Working Group brings together several sectoral organisations and government departments to guide the realisation of the social and economic rights of persons with disabilities. Significantly, the meeting took place on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The government delegation underlined our priority to mainstream the rights of persons with disabilities across government planning, and to ensure all departments are held to strict…
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THANK YOU

THANK YOU

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Inclusive Education would like to thank all our participants that attended our Online Remote Inclusion in ECD workshops during 2020. The training (via Whatsapp) was well received from all participants. Please stay safe and remember - Wear a mask, Clean your hands and Keep a safe distance!! See you in 2021...  
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IESA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

IESA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

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Dear Colleague/Friend/Supporter of Inclusive Education South Africa HELP us to continue empowering our educators during the COVID-19 pandemic so that ALL children in SA have access to quality education. ✋ HOW CAN YOU HELP ?   ðŸ¤·                                          â€ It's easy and it takes less than 5mins ! ⌚ Go to www.myschool.co.za 👀➡ Choose the " GET YOUR FREE CARD" option. 😉 Complete your personal details  ðŸ‘Œ Select Inclusive Education SA to be your main beneficiary.  âœ” Present your card when you shop at Woolworths 👍 “That’s how simple it is to help us provide education to every child in SA”
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IESA’s Knowledge Sharing Programme Online Survey, 2020

IESA’s Knowledge Sharing Programme Online Survey, 2020

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Dear Colleague/Friend/Supporter  IESA is conducting an impact assessment of its Knowledge Sharing Programme since inception. If you have interacted with IESA at some point in the past, then you are invited to participate in this survey. Your responses will be highly appreciated, as we thrive to improve our programme offering. The questionnaire will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please note that all your personal information will be kept confidential and analysis of responses will be aggregated and anonymised.  Please click on the link to participate in the survey: https://forms.gle/MxgvTdeqHvFSic7RA
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IESA SUPPORT FOR PARENTS – Learning at home during SA Lockdown

IESA SUPPORT FOR PARENTS – Learning at home during SA Lockdown

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1 April 2020 Inclusive Education SA launched our WhatsApp PARENT SUPPORT LINE to support learning at home during SA’s Lockdown. Our qualified facilitators are standing by to take your questions on how you can: (1) Plan activities for you and your child                            (2) Support your child with their homework                            (3) Stimulate learning for babies and toddlers at home. You will have access to advice and                                   various strategies and resources. We are here to support you during this lockdown.  
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School Enrolment 2021

School Enrolment 2021

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Applications for school enrolment are now open.  We are very aware that this is often a time filled with much anxiety  and therefore, we at IESA would like to share some new tips together with information drawn from a past article written by our Senior Information and Support Officer, Caroline Taylor.  We hope that this will guide you as you make your applications for 2021.   Unabridged Versus Abridged One of the latest issues to be aware of is that some schools are asking for unabridged Birth Certificates rather than the abridged one.  This has resulted in many parents feeling anxious at the prospect of having to queue at Home Affairs.  To note is that the process for ID documents are separate from the applications for birth certificates, and this means…
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Management of Accommodations for Learners who experience Barriers to Assessment and Learning

Management of Accommodations for Learners who experience Barriers to Assessment and Learning

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When you have handed out the standard assessment to a learner at exam/test time, have you ever felt that there is really no chance of him making it? We know there are learners whose writing or language skills are poor but, if they are given more time and a different type of assessment, they are able to convey their understanding of the work. Department of Education Policy guidelines provide solutions to this. An example is applying for assessment accommodations regarding barriers to learning and/or immigrant status requests for assessment purposes for learners who require them. The following guidelines are extracts from WCED Circular 0017/2016: Which learners are eligible for accommodations? Those who experience barriers to learning arising from a disability, learning difficulty, learning disability or behaviour and/or psycho-social disorder which…
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