Georges River Grammar aims to promote the participation, engagement and outcomes of all students with additional learning needs within an inclusive educational environment. The Learning Support Team fosters learning for students where needed, including those with cognitive, physical, sensory and social-emotional disabilities.
The learning needs of a student vary over time and may require supplementary, substantial or extensive support in various forms and times throughout their schooling. The Learning Support Team supports the academic and social development of students with additional learning needs. This is delivered through the coordination, development, monitoring and evaluation of educational programs, interventions and support using a Case Management Model.
Learning Support Framework
The Case Management Model follows clearly established processes for student referral and identification. This includes learning needs and strengths assessment; individual and collaborative planning for adjustment and modifications; plan implementation and progress monitoring documentation; and student transition/case completion.
This framework enhances the quality, responsiveness and effectiveness of the Learning Support Team to meet the needs of students with additional learning needs at Georges River Grammar through transparent and clear processes which are understood and supported by the whole school and wider school community. Members of the Learning Support Team operate as Case Managers of either Stage 4, Stage 5 or Stage 6
Our approach ensures one Case Manager has care, communication and consistency for students and their families.
The Learning Support Team also offers:
- targeted evidence-based Literacy Intervention group in Years 7, 8 and 9
- access to in-class Learning Support Officers
- small group work for subject specific support
- individual instruction and support where necessary for specific purposes
- assistance in adjustments to classwork and assessments
- Special Provisions for assessments and applications for HSC Disability Provisions
Disability Standards for Education Act 2005
The Learning Support Team ensures that the rights of students with disabilities and additional learning needs are being met in relation to the Disability Standards for Education Act 2005 (DSE, 2005) and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
The Learning Support staff welcome regular communication, actively supporting a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to supporting the needs of students by working closely with students, their families and specialists such as psychologists, occupational therapists, itinerant support therapists and/or speech therapists.