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Learning Support at Immanuel Primary School has as its primary focus the support of students in their access of the mainstream classroom curriculum. The target areas are Early Intervention (R-2), Remediation and Extension/Enrichment.
At Immanuel Primary School we recognise the importance of the early learning years. Research has repeatedly shown that the earlier learning difficulties are identified, the more likely it is for intervention strategies to be effective. Both preventative and remedial programs are given priority and these include,
Learning Support staff work closely with class teachers to deliver programs and to modify teaching and learning strategies for students in such a way that students are able to experience success in the classroom. Examples of this are,
Immanuel Primary School is fortunate to be working within the International Baccalaureate Primary Years program and as such is well able to cater for academically able students within the classroom setting. Many pathways also exist for those with gifts and talents in the areas of music, sport, drama, art, and so on. At times the Learning Support department is called upon to support highly able students. This can occur through access to specialised internet programs or cross classroom programming.
The Learning Support Coordinator is also involved in assessment/identification of gifted students. Opportunities exist for students to grade skip where a thorough process of investigation and recommendation have taken place.
It is our aim wherever possible for students to learn alongside their peers within the classroom environment.
Students at our school access support after a thorough process of assessment. This can take the form of a combination of the following;
Support is constantly monitored and whilst some children may require ongoing support others may access short term programs
Support is considered in the context of changing student needs within the whole school framework
All students accessing support are monitored by the Learning Support Coordinator.