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Student services and support programs

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.

Ascot State School special education program (SEP)

 
Ascot State School is part of the Windsor special education program cluster which consists of three schools, Ascot, Windsor and Wilston State School. The cluster consists of a Head of Special Education Services (HOSES), special education teachers and special education teacher aides. 
 
 An inclusive approach is valued and promoted at Ascot State School.  Special Education and Advisory Visiting teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers, parents and other specialists to support students with disabilities in the school environment.
 
Students are eligible for the provision of SEP support and additional targeted resources if they are identified as meeting criteria for one or more of the six Education Adjustment Program (EAP) disability categories of:
 
  • Intellectual disability (ID)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Speech language impairment (SLI)
  • Physical impairment (PI)
  • Vision impairment (VI)
  • Hearing impairment (HI)
 
Students with disabilities at Ascot State School spend most of their time included in their mainstream class.  They are offered support from the SEP teachers and teacher aides whilst they are in class.  Their teachers are also assisted by the SEP to cater for the student’s curriculum and individual needs.  Ascot State School SEP also provides support to students with disabilities, their parents, carers and teachers through:
  
  • Cooperative planning of Individual Support Plans (ISPs) and Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
  • Reporting at an alternate year level for students on an ILP
  • Access to parent and teacher resources
  • Social skills programs
  • Physical therapy programs
  • Support for transitions to high school
  • Lunchtime Club to promote peer relationships and positive behaviour
  • Cooperative planning of Individual Behaviour Management and Risk Management Plans
  • Small group withdrawal in SEP facilities to focus on Individual Learning Plans
  • Access to Education Queensland therapy services.
  
For further information please contact:
Head of Special Education Services (07) 3866​4353 or
Ascot SEP Teachers (07) 33269333.