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Learning and support

Learning and Support Policies and Procedures

Learning and support team

Kellyville Ridge Public School is a place of inclusivity. Our students and their families bring a rich diversity of cultures. Staff members work together with the Learning and Support team to foster an environment that enhances equitable educational opportunities, in which all students are valued and supported. At Kellyville Ridge Public School we promote quality and excellence in education and work tirelessly to ensure every student is successful in their learning. The Learning and Support Team facilitates a whole school consultative approach to meeting the needs of every student in every classroom by:

  • supporting teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitating and coordinating a whole school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinating planning processes and resourcing for students with disability and additional learning and support needs
  • designing and implementing the supports required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • developing collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers, other professionals and the wider school community

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Learning and support team members

In principle every teacher is a member of the Learning and Support Team. However, their participation level will vary depending on the students being supported and whether the current focus is a universal, targeted or intensive support.

The core members of the Learning and Support Team will include:

  • Learning and Support Team coordinator (Deputy Principal)
  • All Assistant Principals
  • School Counsellor
  • Teacher representatives
  • Specialist personnel (including, but not limited to, Learning and Support Teacher/s, EAL/D teacher/s)

Other personnel may attend meetings where appropriate. The Learning and Support Team meetings occur on a weekly basis, Each Tuesday during lunch in the main interview room.

Levels of learning and support at Kellyville Ridge PS

Kellyville Ridge Public School promotes a three-tiered approach to organising learning support. These tiers relate to the level of support needed.

Universal Support Tier 1: those students whose needs are being met through high quality teaching within the regular classroom program by their classroom teacher.

Targeted Support Tier 2: those for whom tier one is not sufficient. Differentiations are made as appropriate. These students will require targeted support by the classroom teacher in their area/s of learning difficulty in order to improve learning outcomes.

Within this group there may be a group of students who will need targeted intervention. These students will be supported by specific programs in the classroom developed in conjunction with the LaST. The SLSO may also support these students.

Intensive Support Tier 3: a small group of students for whom tiers one and two are still insufficient, and for whom intensive support is required in their area/s of learning difficulty. This will be the relatively few students who experience the greatest difficulties with learning.

The school responds to these three levels of need in three distinctly different ways, and learning support roles (including that of the LaST) are given direction by the nature of these school response.