Learning Support

“Our school provides diverse opportunities and promotes an inclusive, integrated curriculum. We provide specialist programmes and ensure a balanced curriculum.” 

– Pt Chevalier School Vision

At Pt Chevalier School we work within a tiered system of Learning Support.

Tier 1 – Effective Classroom Teaching

Effective classroom teaching involves all students engaging in effective classroom programmes and working with skilled, knowledgeable, and observant teachers. This may look like differentiated classroom programmes that make connections to the student’s knowledge and experiences.

The classroom teacher should be your first contact for any concerns you have about your child’s learning or wellbeing.

Tier 2 – Additional Learning Support

For students who do not make expected progress in their class, Tier 2 intervenes. Learning Support teachers provide short, more intensive instruction for students. Tier 2 intervention is additional too and connected with, a students existing classroom programme. When tiers of learning support connect the impact on improved student outcomes can be significant.

At Pt Chevalier School the additional learning support programmes are:

  • Reading Recovery
  • Steps to Literacy Programme
  • Nessy Programme
  • Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP)
  • Rainbow Reading
  • Rocket Writing
  • Early Words
  • Making Words
  • Talk to Learn Programme
  • Social and Emotional Regulation (Social Skills)
  • Better Start Literacy Groups
  • Teacher Aide in-class support
  • Selwyn Village Readers
  • Parent Helper Support
  • ESOL Programme
  • GATE Programme

Tier 3 – Specialist Support

When a student is classified as requiring Tier 3 Learning Support our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) refers that student, with parent permission, to an outside agency.

Some examples of these agencies are:

  • RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour)
  • RT:Lit (Resource Teacher of Literacy)
  • ORS (Ongoing Resourcing Scheme)
  • MOE Learning Support Services
  • MOE Physical Disability Service
  • SHHNF (School High Health Needs Fund)
  • URF (Urgent Response Fund)
  • IWS (Intensive Wraparound Service)
  • SWIS/Family Works
  • MOE Severe Behaviour Support
  • Northern Health School
  • In-class Support Funding
  • Kari Centre
  • Attendance Services
  • Oranga Tamaki
  • Public Health Nurse
Learning Support pyramid

There may be times when parents/caregivers need to access private services as their child does not meet the criteria for public services. This will be at their own expense however, the school will work with the private service and the family to support the child.

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Tutors

Further support and guidance can also be found by contacting our Associate Principal/SENCo (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) Amy Redwood amyr@ptchev.school.nz