The Learning Support Department encourages students to reach their full potential academically and socially, and to gain independence and confidence to enable them to function in the community. A new Learning Centre caters for the needs of the varying degrees of disabilities. This contains specialist equipment and materials to enhance learning programmes.
All students can attend classes along with their peer group and be fully involved with all activities within the school. Adaptations to class programmes can be provided. However, if they require specialist individual or small group tuition, then this is provided in the Learning Support Centre.
A transition programme and an IEP can be developed prior to entry if required. Reader / Writers or specialist equipment is also available for students with conditions that require support for assessments. This is available for students in years 7-13. A Reading Programme is available for students who require support in this area. Each student attends on a daily basis. Students are referred by their classroom teacher.
Learning Support has experienced and committed staff who are all sensitive to the individual learning needs and learning styles of identified students.
A register is kept of all identified students in the school who have a learning disability. A team of staff including the HoD of Learning Support, Guidance Counsellor, RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour) and the Specialist Classroom Teacher meet fortnightly to discuss referrals and how best to meet the student’s needs. Close contact is maintained with parents/caregivers and outside agencies.