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Student Support Services

​Student support services

Ascot State School provides a supportive and engaging environment for all students, teachers and caregivers. All students are provided with explicit and scaffolded teaching required for success in learning, be it in the classroom, or beyond.

Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are aligned, and meet the needs of all students.

Students experiencing difficulties in Literacy and / or Numeracy, need to be supported effectively. A whole school approach to Intervention involves analysis of current data (both school based and systemic). This then drives pedagogy and assessment.  

Three levels of support are provided within the school:

  • Whole school - explicit teaching for all students
  • Targeted teaching – more targeted instruction
  • Intensive collaborative teaching – more intensive instruction in critical areas

 

The Support Teacher: Literacy and Numeracy (ST:LaN) advises on whole school planning and organisation of Literacy and Numeracy support. The support teachers at Ascot State School assist with the identification of students ‘at risk’, and work with teachers to develop strategies to achieve set learning targets.  

Identification of ‘at risk’ students

Initial concerns are discussed with caregivers, and a referral for support is completed. Student referrals are presented by class teachers at fortnightly meetings of the Student Support Committee. These referrals are supported by year level assessments and / or systemic data. Courses of action are agreed upon at the meeting.

This may include:

  • Further monitoring by the class teacher
  • Assessment by support teacher
  • Referral to the guidance officer, speech-language pathologist​ or other agencies.

 

The class teacher implements any modifications and/or strategies (​differentiations) recommended by the committee, and monitors their effectiveness. Ongoing records of student’s progress are recorded.