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)
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.
NSW public schools are well prepared to support students with disability and additional learning and support needs and staff are ready to answer your questions.
Visit our Inclusive learning support hub for more information on:
- Children starting school with additional needs
- Support and adjustments available
- Personalised learning and development