Friday, February 12, 2010

Welcome to the first posting on our Learning Den blog, a useful place to find information to support our children's learning and to encourage them to believe that the sky is the limit!

I feel very privileged to be the Learning Support teacher here at Muritai School as it is a wonderful place to work and the children are fantastic! My role gives me the opportunity to provide individual support to those children who need a boost in confidence with their learning.

Children are all individuals. They learn in different ways and at their own pace. There may be times when they need extra support to enable them to be the best that they can be.

At Muritai School we are fortunate enough to be able to provide that support for students mainly from Years 3 - 8. As the support teacher I work alongside the classroom teacher in identifying students who would benefit from that little bit of extra attention.

Once students are identified and contact is made with their parents, an individualised education plan or IEP is put in place for them. Students are then withdrawn from class for between two and four half hour sessions per week. Sometimes they work with other children who have similar needs and sometimes they work on their own. At the end of each term I discuss with the classroom teacher whether each student would benefit from receiving Learning Support for a further term.

Parents are welcome at any time to sit in on sessions with their child and I am always happy to discuss ways in which support can be given at home. Please feel free to contact me in person or by email if you have any questions.

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