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Student services and support programs

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Head of Special Education

Head of Special Education

Michelle Mortimer HOSES 

Ph: 3249 1333 

Email: mmort13@eq.edu.au  

Office : Support Room located  in the Junior Learning Wing next to the Art Room

ROLE and Duties: 

  • Lead inclusive practice to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students. 
  • Advocate for and lead change to improve outcomes for Students with a Disability (SWD) 
  • Attend leadership meetings 
  • Run targeted PD for staff 
  • 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. 
  • Build all staff capacity to manage SWD 
  • Be Strategic and accountable. 
  • 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. 
  • Manage a team of support staff 
  • Manage budget for SWD 
  • Form partnerships with parents, other government agencies, and community groups. 
  • Work with internal and external agencies to manage Students With Disabilities eg Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Autism Qld etc 
  • Liaise regularly with parents of Students With Disabilities  
  • Transitioning Students With Disabilities into Prep, from Year 6 to Year 7. 
  • Be an active participant in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development. 
  • Keep well informed of best practice and up-to-date knowledge around disability 
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of Australian Curriculum and reasonable adjustments 
  • 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. 
  • Keep updated on frequent changes in policy around disability.
  • Supply information for and liaise with families about NDIS 

 

Guidance Officer

Guidance Officer: Rob Symon 

 Phone  3249 1333   Email  rsymo1@eq.edu.au      

 The  Guidance room is located inside the library (near the administration)

 Guidance officers have teaching qualifications with additional specialist training and qualifications in guidance, counselling and psycho-educational assessment.

 Roles and Duties

  •  Work with identified students and their parents or caregivers, often in conjunction with teachers, specialist support personnel and other community agencies.
  • Assess students' developmental levels and abilities
  • Consider educational adjustment
  • Assess students' placement and specialist support needs
  • Assist students in adjustment to new settings
  • Identify factors that can be barriers to a student's learning and development, and plan, within a team framework, programs that can help those students achieve positive outcomes.
  • Provide small group intervention for example, anxiety & social skill programs
  • Provide personal counselling in relation to individual safety and crisis management
  • Helping students manage relationships and behavioural difficulties
  • Lead well-being practice by developing, articulating and committing to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Mediation and practice with restorative justice
  • Interagency collaboration and referral
  • Provide professional Development for staff to build capacity around wellbeing programs embedded in the school's improvement agenda

Inclusion Teacher

Inclusion Teacher: Melissa Carlos

 School Office Phone 3249 1333                                                                                 Email- mcarl80@eq.edu.au

 Roles and Duties:

  • Case manage students with a disability from prep to year three
  • Assist with the management of all data on SWDs, including AIMS, One school Records, NCCD, ICPs, PLPs, and ensure documentation of data is kept updated for moderation of evidence.  Use data to inform best practice. 
  • Form partnerships with parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Work with internal and external agencies to manage SWDs eg CHYMS, Autism Qld etc 
  • Liaise regularly with parents of SWDs  
  • Transitioning SWD into Prep, from Year 6 to Year 7. 
  • Be an active participant in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development. 

  • Keep well informed of best practice and up-to-date knowledge around disability 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Australian Curriculum and reasonable adjustments 
  • 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. 
  • Keep updated on frequent changes in policy around disability 
  • Supply information for and liaise with families about NDIS
  • Set curriculum goals and strategies for support
  • Support SWD students in the classroom and monitor progress
  • Support and deliver inclusive practice to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students. 

Differentiation SupportTeacher

Support Teacher: Brooke Elliott 

 Email- belli35@hotmail.com

 Office: Support Room located in the Junior Learning Wing (Bottom Floor)

  • Provide targeted intervention to students who have additional learning needs
  • Understand the needs of individual students and build relationships with them
  • Progressing school improvement priorities through expert knowledge of the
  • Australian Curriculum and the school's Pedagogical Framework
  • Coordinate literacy intervention programs
  • Maintain the Bandscales for EALD students
  • Monitor ATSI Students and support Learning Outcomes
  • Build staff capacity to support teachers.
  • 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
  • Organise and conduct small group or individual targeted/focused teaching sessions for students who require either support or challenge outside of normal classroom teaching. 
  • Build staff capacity relating to inclusive practice and curriculum adjustments and discuss data related to the programs being implemented for students.
  • Roles and Duties

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist: Sarah Moller 

 School Office Phone 3249 1333   Email- smoll67@eq.edu.au 

 Office : Support Room located in the Junior Learning Wing next to the Art Room

 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 

 
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Last reviewed 12 August 2020
Last updated 12 August 2020