Learning Support

 Faculty Aims:

To facilitate and co-ordinate a whole school approach to meeting the needs of students with individual learning needs. In any one school there will be students who experience difficulties with learning. These difficulties vary in cause, nature, intensity and/or duration. Students may experience difficulties because of the ways in which they learn, the rates in which they learn, or having second language learning barriers.

 

The Learning Support Faculty consists of specialist teachers whose main function is to assist students with their individual learning needs. Within the faculty, there are Learning and Support teachers, English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) teachers and School Learning Support Officers.  Each member of staff brings with them a wealth of knowledge and experience that benefits the well-being and learning of the students in our care. In addition to this, where required, the faculty also works with a wide range of external agencies and specialists in order to best provide for the learning needs of the students.  These agencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistant Principal Learning Assistance (for vision, behaviour, hearing, transition and integration)

  • Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists

  • Family and Community Services

  • Northcott (disabilities services)

  • Children’s Hospital

 

The Learning Support Faculty works closely with the Careers faculty, as well as the Library and the Counsellors, to assist in the transition of students with additional needs.  This can include primary to high school transition, cross-school transition and school to work transition.  Where required, students work closely with the Careers Advisor in developing work knowledge and skills in order to successfully transition into post school work and/or education.

 

The Learning Support Program caters to the needs of students at Bossley Park High School by:

  • Assisting in the identification and assessment of students with individual/special needs (ESL/ LD/ Integration)

  • Working with school executive, teachers and parents to plan and design appropriate programs for students with individual/special needs (ESL/ LD/ Integration)

  • Working with class teacher predominantly in a team teaching role within classrooms to implement programs for students with individual/special needs

  • Assist school executive and class teachers monitoring and evaluating programs for students with individual/special needs