The Learning Support programme is run by highly qualified teachers whose fields of expertise include special education needs, thinking and learning extension programmes, and student counselling. Our staff aim to build self-esteem and confidence and support students to be independent in their learning.
Reading and language support is offered for students experiencing challenges and study support is available to senior students. Support is based on individual student needs and is priority assessed.
Our Learning Support staff have measures in place to meet the following objectives:
St Andrew’s understands that students with learning delays must have their learning accelerated. If they don’t they will fall further and further behind academically – which is known as ‘The Matthew Effect.’ Based on careful research St Andrew’s looks to one of the most successful Learning Support programmes, called the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction.
St Andrew’s does everything possible to provide the best support possible for students with learning delays. Simultaneously we foster independence so that no child is reliant on the support provided. Our staff are aware that a culture of ‘learnt helplessness’ doesn’t support the learning of your child in the long term.
In regards to special examination conditions, our staff fully inform parents about the procedures that must be followed. We are successful in ensuring students who qualify for special examination conditions do receive them.
For further information about Learning Support, please contact Assistant Head of Secondary School (Academic), Helaina Coote, on HCE@stac.school.nz.