As we continue to adapt to the changing needs of our diverse student population, we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students. This includes recognising and addressing the needs of students who may benefit from sensory and fidget tools in the classroom.
Sensory and fidget tools are designed to provide students with a way to self-regulate and maintain focus during classroom activities. For some students, sitting still and paying attention for extended periods of time can be challenging, and sensory or fidget tools can help to alleviate anxiety and increase focus.
We want to ensure that all students feel comfortable and supported in using sensory and fidget tools in the classroom, and that these tools do not distract other students from their own learning. To that end, we have established the following guidelines for using sensory and fidget tools in the classroom:
- Students are welcome to bring and use their own sensory or fidget tools in class, as long as they don't pose a safety risk or distract other students from their learning.
- If a student is using a tool that is distracting to other students, the teacher may ask the student to use the tool in a less disruptive way, or to choose a different tool that is less disruptive.
- Students are responsible for keeping their tools in good condition and not using them in a way that could cause damage or harm to themselves or others.
We hope that these guidelines will help to ensure that all students feel supported in using sensory and fidget tools in the classroom. We recognise that each student is unique and may have diverse needs, and we are committed to working with students and parents to find solutions that support each student's learning and wellbeing.
Thank you for your continued support as we work together to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students.
The Inclusive Learning Team