|St Josephs Primary School||
St Joseph's Primary School Red Cliffs
17 Fitzroy Avenue,
Red Cliffs, 3496.
Phone: 03 5024 1654
At St Joseph’s our Learning Support Program is based on the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework. Through RtI, we consistently use data to identify students at risk of poor learning outcomes, monitor progress, provide research based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness. This enables us to identify and provide for the needs of all students, particularly those with learning difficulties or disabilities.
We have a teacher designated to monitor and support our most at-risk children, in conjunction with our learning support officers, staff and families. Meetings for all involved are shared at the end of each term when our reviews and goal setting takes place.
If required, your child may access the services of:
If the school believes your child would benefit from these services, the school will contact you and ask for your approval for the direct involvement of Student Services staff with your child.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM
At St Joseph’s we adopt the Students with Disabilities (SWD) Program to improve participation and learning outcomes, particularly in literacy and numeracy, of educationally disadvantaged students and students with a disability.
If the need arises we can work in collaboration with specialised organisations in developing learning programs for students with special needs and these are tailored to meet the requirements of the individual student. For example, full-time students who have a physical or complex disabilities and require physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy as an integral component of their school program may be referred for specialised therapy. Programs by Yooralla and Scope Victoria are available.
St Joseph’s makes provision for high-achieving and gifted students in a variety of ways. The Catholic Education Office offers educational consultancy and access to resources which assist schools in identifying gifted students, assessing specific needs, and making appropriate programming recommendations to school staff.