At St Joseph’s we monitor each student's progress and provide extension opportunities or additional learning support where required. Our learning support teachers work closely with classroom teachers to monitor individuals and to develop learning strategies to support or extend learning. Student goal setting is highly valued and is support by all teachers.
At St Joseph’s our Learning Support Program is based on the Response to Nationally Consistent Collection of Data – School Student with Disability (NCCD). Through NCCD, we consistently use data to identify students at risk of poor learning outcomes, monitor programs, provide research based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness. This enables St Jospeph’s to identify and provide for the needs of all students, particularly those with learning difficulties, disabilities or requiring extension.
We have a teacher designated to monitor and support our most at-risk children, in conjunction with our professional partners, learning support officers, staff and families.
St Joseph’s also accesses the Non-Government Schools Therapeutic Program that provides Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy for our students with diagnosed learning needs.
We are committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community members in developing personalised plans for our Indigenous students. Support is also provided to students who have English as a second language. These students also have personalised plans that supports Literacy and Numeracy whilst also embracing and celebrating their culture and native language.