Learning Support

Support Teacher – Inclusive Education

The role of Support Teacher - Inclusive Education is to work in collaborative partnerships to achieve educational outcomes for all students.

We are involved in the following ways:

Together with the class teachers, we discuss concerns with parents. (E.g. speech language development, fine and gross motor development, as well as any specific needs children may have).

     We resource teachers and parents.
 We assess aspects of children’s progress such as phonological awareness, reading, spelling and numeracy levels.
 We provide support to teachers in meeting the needs of all children, both those with learning difficulties and those 
     requiring extension.requiring extension.

If necessary, we provide parents with names of specialists such as Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Paediatricians, Psychologists and Opticians.

We coordinate the timetabling of School Officers within the school. Together with the School Officers, we provide alternative lunchtime activities for children such as Structured Play in the Seminar Room and the Construction Club in the Year 7 room. We coordinate a support group for parents on a monthly basis.

As a part of the children’s transition to OLA, we contact and/or visit their Kindy, Pre-Prep, Childcare Centre or previous school to observe and speak with the teachers. This helps us to make the transition to OLA as smooth and stress-free as possible.  We work in collaboration with secondary schools when children transition from OLA.

If you would like to contact either of us, you can call on the school number, leave a message at the office or call into the Learning Support Offices in the Administration building. 

Eve Brown & Elizabeth McPhee