At St Francis Xavier School we have a Learning Support Team dedicated to providing the optimum learning environment for all our students. This experienced team is made up of the School Principal, the Assistant Principal, the Primary Learning Leader, four year level-specific Support Teachers - Inclusive Education (STIEs) and allied health professionals, including a Guidance Counsellor and Speech Pathologist.
Their role is to:
The Learning Support Team manages various issues including behaviour difficulties, learning issues, emotional concerns, social skills, extending and encouraging student achievement, and looking into funding possibilities to support student success.
This is a way of finding support and solutions within our own school community, as well as involving other support personnel as necessary, which may include (but are not limited to) professional advice for a teacher, emotional and professional support for parents, program intervention by our Classroom Support Team or Guidance Counsellor, further testing and data gathering, and referral to outside support agencies.