Runcorn Heights has a team approach to intervention and the Support Teacher: Literacy and Numeracy (STLaN) is part of the team. The Learning Support teachers work to assist students with learning difficulties. By using the principles of effective learning and teaching and an inclusive approach to the provision of quality curriculum programs, including differentiation and flexible options, Runcorn Heights State School aims to improve learning outcomes for all students.
The school provides programs which are designed to assist students who require additional support in literacy, numeracy and learning how to learn. Students identified with learning difficulties are supported through a range of intervention programs. Some of the programs that Runcorn Heights provides to support students’ learning include:
- In class literacy and numeracy support
- Oral Language Program
Students with learning difficulties are identified as early as possible and with parental permission are referred to the Special Needs Intervention Committee. Following identification of the student’s needs the STLaN works collaboratively with the classroom teacher to:
- Support underachieving students.
- Improve students’ learning through differentiation.
- Improve students’ educational outcomes.
- Liaise with additional support personnel and external agencies to assist students requiring additional support.
- Monitor the progress of students underachieving in the literacy and numeracy demands of the curriculum.