The Learning Support Team works together covering Special Education, Literacy, E.S.L and Gifted and Talented (G&T).
The team is made up of experienced and dedicated teachers all working towards the common goal of providing a quality education that allows students to access the curriculum, and work to the best of their ability.
Although each specialist teacher may have a specific role, every teacher works collaboratively with all members of staff to help a student achieve to the best of their ability.
"All students regardless of race, age or gender by virtue of their dignity of human persons, have a right to an education that is suited to their particular needs and adapted to their ability."
Declaration of Christian Education, Pope Paul V
The Learning Support Team works closely with the Year Co-ordinators and Heads of Department. Our School Counsellor is also part of this team.
Literacy is seen as an on-going whole school, cross curriculum initiative. All Year 7 students complete the Lexile Reading program as part of their transition program into high school. Teachers work closely with mainstream teachers to provide ideas, scaffolds and support aimed at improving all aspects of literacy including reading comprehension, critical thinking and writing skills.
NAPLAN results are used to help identify literacy needs and all staff are in-serviced about results and strategies that will support the learning of all students within their class. Programming and support materials are generated to complement the specific units of work.
The role we play is to support students with learning difficulties and needs in the mainstream classroom. We follow the CEO Policy Guidelines when determining which students will receive assistance. As a school we value inclusiveness and plan to support the diverse needs of our students.
We offer a wide range of services within the school, catering to each student's specific needs. Services include testing to identify specific needs, curriculum adjustments made in collaboration with mainstream teachers, individual and small group withdrawal as well as in-class support. Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) are written for Commonwealth Funded students and Special Provisions are organised for identified students.
For more detailed information regarding teaching, learning and assessment at PMH please visit the 'Curriculum Connected Portal'.