There have been some staff changes within our learning support team this term. At the end of last term we farewelled Lisa Budick, who has been supporting our students for the past 5 years. Lisa has been a valuable member of our support team and will be greatly missed. We have appreciated her compassion for and ability to bring out the best in students.

We welcome Mary Balnaves, Ffion Bullock, Linda Kenny and Annie Mason to our support team. These ladies bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in Education and we look forward to working with them.

Our learning support programs are up and running again for term 2 and we look forward to seeing the growth of our learners as a result of these programs.

There are a couple of significant Learning Support processes this term – One Plan reviews and the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for students with disability.

Personalised learning plans 

Our annual review of personalised learning plans for students within targeted groups and/or with identified specific learning needs is well under way.

Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are developed and reviewed in consultation with families for students whose learning is differentiated and accommodated within the classroom and small group interventions. Classroom teachers and families reviewed student ILPs during 3-way learning conversations last term, celebrating achievements and updating learning goals and strategies to maximise learning in 2023.

One Plans are developed for students identified in any of the following priority groups – Children and young people in care, students who identify as Aboriginal and students with disability. One Plans form part of the documentation for children and students who require more targeted support and interventions through the Department Inclusive Education Support program (IESP) to enable their participation in the learning program and achievement within the curriculum.

Families will soon receive an invitation to review student One Plans with the classroom teacher and a member of leadership or Christina Munro, our learning support teacher, in the coming weeks.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disabilities (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided for students with disability. The NCCD will have no direct impact on students and students will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. Teachers gather evidence throughout the year. This is documented by the end of term 2 and the submission of data occurs in week 2 term 3.

More information about the NCCD is available in this fact sheet for parents guardians and carers.