Student services and support programs


Head of Special Education

Michelle Mortimer HOSES 

Ph: 3249 1333 


Office: ILC Room – Ground Floor C Block Room C1

Gemma Pickford SEP Teacher

Ph: 3249 1333 


Office: ILC Room – Ground Floor C Block Room C1

Roles and duties

Lead inclusive practice to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students. 

  1. Advocate for and lead change to improve outcomes for Students with a Disability (SWD).
  2. Attend Leadership meetings.
  3. Run targeted PD for staff.
  4. Lead areas on the school's Explicit Improvement Agenda and Professional Learning Teams/Communities (eg GLOW).

Set high standards for student and staff performance and embed socially just practices in daily school life.

  1. Build all staff capacity to manage SWD.

Be strategic and accountable.

  1. Manage all data on SWDs, including AIMS, Oneschool Records, NCCD, ICPs, PLPs, and ensure documentation of data is kept updated for moderation of evidence.  Use data to inform best practice.

Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of Inclusive education to achieve goals.

  1. Manage a team of support staff.
  2. Manage budget for SWD.

Form partnerships with parents, government agencies, community groups

  1. Work with internal and external agencies to manage SWDs eg CHYMS, Autism Qld etc.
  2. Liaise regularly with parents of SWDs.
  3. Transitioning SWD into Prep, from Year 6 to Year 7.

Be an active participant in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.

  1. Keep well informed of best practice and up-to-date knowledge around disability 
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of Australian Curriculum and reasonable adjustments 
  3. Keep updated on technology and intervention to best support SWDs

Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students with disability.

  1. Keep updated on frequent changes in policy around disability.
  2. Supply information for and liaise with families about NDIS.

Differentiation Teacher

Brooke Elliott

School office phone: 3249 1333  


Office: Support Room located  in the Junior Learning Wing next to the Art Room or ILC Room – Ground Floor C Block Room C1

Roles and duties

Provide targeted intervention to students who have additional learning needs

  1. Understand the needs of individual students and build relationships with them.
  2. Progressing school improvement priorities through expert knowledge of the Australian Curriculum and the school's Pedagogical Framework.
  3. Use evidence-based programs to assist students with additional learning and support needs.
  4. Coordinate literacy intervention programs; MiniLit and Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI) to be delivered in the classroom environment where appropriate.
  5. Maintain the data entry of Bandscales for EALD students with the knowledge, evidence and data gained from the teaching staff.

Build staff capacity to support their teachers by modelling and coaching evidence based intervention.

  1. Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to support student learning, engagement and assessment. 

Collaborate with Head of Curriculum and HOSES around embedding differentiated teaching practice and reasonable adjustments to deliver the Australian Curriculum to all students in a way that promotes the individual needs of all students.

  1. Organize and conduct small group or individual targeted/focused teaching sessions for students who require either support or challenge outside of normal classroom teaching. 
  2. Build staff capacity relating to inclusive practice and curriculum adjustments and discuss data related to the programs being implemented for students.

Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah Moller 

School office phone: 3249 1333   


Office : Support Room located in the Junior Learning Wing next to the Art Room or ILC Room – Ground Floor C Block Room C1

Speech language pathologists are health professionals who form part of the educational team supporting speech, language and communication of all students to achieve their academic and personal potential. Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat difficulties in communication, including:

  • Speech production 
  • Language (understanding and producing language) 
  • Literacy 
  • Fluency (stuttering) 
  • Voice.

At Wellers Hill State School the Speech language pathologist supports students within a whole school approach. This means that support is offered for students across three levels (differentiated, focussed and intensive). This includes:

  • Consultation with school team (class teachers, support team) 
  • Targeted prep oral language screening 
  • Spoken Language and Emergent Literacy program (prep) 
  • Targeted group oral language and speech production intervention 
  • Individual assessment and intervention for communication and literacy 
  • Complex communication support.
Last reviewed 13 February 2020
Last updated 13 February 2020