We have begun the process for class structures for next year. While we are some weeks from sharing this information, there is quite a bit happening behind the scenes.
Even in small schools, this can be a complicated jigsaw to complete as we aim to find the best fit for the needs of all of our students within the scope of resources available to the school.
As educators, class placement and the creation of positive learning environments for all of our students is something that we take very seriously. What follows is the data we use and the process we follow.
For all our students we gather data including literacy and numeracy levels, records of behaviour and effort, individual education plans and students input into friendship groups.
We process recommendations from:
- Current teachers—based on their professional expertise and knowledge of the student’s social and learning needs.
- Learning Support (Special Education)—based on professional expertise, student’s individual action plans and knowledge of the student’s social and learning needs.
- Internal and external transition meetings in which the student’s needs are discussed.
Draft lists are reviewed and double checked. The school assigns classes to teachers, reflecting the needs of the school. There is a great deal of time, effort and educational expertise put into this process by the school.
Should you have any requests regarding the social needs of your child, please put them in writing and send them to the Principal through the school office (please do so by Friday 8 November). Each request will be carefully considered.
Thank you for your trust and patience as we work through this really important process for each of the children in our school.