We recognise that every child is an individual and as such, has different learning needs. Our integrated curriculum provides for a number of different learning styles and we employ specific methods and strategies to identify each child’s needs at an early stage.
Once identified, the class teacher, along with specialist teachers, provide support to the children. Therefore, learning support is always a team approach. The learning support team meet with class teachers on a regular basis to discuss individual students’ needs, to share ideas on planning and programming and assist teachers to make adjustments for different learning needs. They also team teach working collaboratively and collegially.
The learning support department has a wide variety of equipment and resource materials which are made available to the class teachers and parents as required.
The Learning support staff assist with testing of individual children and whole class groups. They help teachers devise curriculum based assessments in Literacy and Numeracy.