helping all children receive their potential
We aim to support all our children to achieve their potential. Children who require support to get there are catered for by a group of highly committed staff.
Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO): Brigette Helwes and Learning Support Co-Ordinator (LSC): Jacqui Stenson oversee the provision and support for students identified with learning needs by liaising with whānau, classroom teachers and teacher’s aides. We also utilise the expertise of outside specialists on a regular basis.
INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS
For those children who require it, we schedule regular IEP meetings (Individual Education Plan) to discuss how the child is progressing, their next learning goals, and which strategies will be used to achieve these. These plans are reviewed for effectiveness and changes made to meet needs.
We employ a highly trained Reading Recovery teacher for those 6 year old children who need skilled and highly specialised tuition to meet their reading target. We intervene while the children are young and the gap between peers can be closed more easily.
We also have a dedicated group of parent and grandparent volunteers who work with children to support classroom programmes.