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.
In the Primary school, Learning Support Officers (LSOs) report to the Head of Learning Support K-6. LSOs in the Secondary School report directly to the Head of Learning Support K-12, who also oversees the processes and procedures across the entire school.
The Learning Support Team also offers:
- targeted evidence-based Literacy intervention in small groups for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, as necessary, using Macquarie University’s MultiLit programs: InitiaLit, MiniLit, MacqLit and other components, as necessary
- 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
- assistance with planning, organisation and homework
- application for Special Provisions for NAPLAN in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9
- special Provisions for assessments and applications for HSC Disability Provisions
- monitoring the mental health of students with additional needs
- social skills training to build some students’ social awareness and interpersonal skills
- promoting a positive learning culture and advocating for the needs of students with additional needs
- providing assistance for special medical needs such as implementing and monitoring Diabetes Procedural Plans
- attending excursions and carnivals to support the needs of individual students
- providing access to other allied health professionals such as the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), as necessary
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.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) gives Australian schools, education authorities and the community information about the number of students with disability in schools and the adjustments they receive. All schools are required to report the data collected for the NCCD to the Australian Government on an annual basis.
The NCCD collects data about school students with disability who are receiving adjustments across Australia in a consistent, reliable and systematic way. It enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school. The school provides de-identified data to the Australian Government.
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To enrol your child/ren at Georges River Grammar please download an application form here.
Please do not hesitate to contact our enrolment team on 9725 7566 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further enquiries.