R-12 Intervention Support
At Minlaton District School we strive to ensure that every child and young person can achieve their personal best. Every teacher, in planning their program, endeavours to provide both challenge to extend students who are achieving at a high standard and additional support for students who are experiencing difficulty with particular concepts, skills or understanding. Meeting the individual learning needs of every student underpins our general teaching and learning program and is a commitment made by all of our teachers.
Additionally, we are able to provide additional support for students with particular learning needs where specific intensive support is required. For students who have a One Plan, DfE funding allows us to assign School Support Officers to assist students according to an agreed plan which is formulated in conjunction with parents, the student, teachers and the Students with Additional Needs Coordinator. These plans identify areas which need support and SSOs work alongside teaching staff to implement programs and provide strategies to assist students achieve their goals.
For students who do not have a Negotiated Education Plan, but for whom there are gaps in their learning, we also provide support in a range of ways. Our Governing Council has approved funding to provide additional staff to support students and we endeavour to maintain smaller class sizes to optimise teacher instruction. We are also extremely well served by a dedicated group of parent, family and community volunteers who work with individual or small groups of students on a regular basis to assist with literacy and numeracy skill development under the guidance of classroom teachers.
Literacy, particularly in the Primary Years, is a focus; we know that good literacy skills provide a great foundation for learning in all curriculum areas. The Read Write Inc program is being used effectively to improve reading fluency for students in the early years and we are seeing improvement across all learning areas as a result. In the Middle Years our focus on reading comprehension provides students with a range of strategies to enable them to confidently engage with curriculum requirements into the senior years.
At Minlaton District School we work in partnership with parents and young people to maximise learning outcomes. Parents are an important part of our support program as is our wider community and we welcome your involvement.