Student support

Students and teachers

Students with special needs have access to a variety of class models at Turner School. The models are developed each year, according to the needs of the students. Options include:

  • A small group class with a teacher and a Learning Support Assistant (LSA). The class is located in a single room and linked to a mainstream buddy class of the same year level. The two teachers plan regular whole class and individual student integration experiences.
  • A small group class with a teacher and an LSA. The class may be located in a double unit with another small group class. The two teachers work together to plan learning experiences for all the small group students. They also work with their teaching team to plan regular integration activities with mainstream classes of the same year level.
  • A small group class with a teacher and an LSA. The class may be located in a double unit with a mainstream buddy class of the same year level. The two teachers work together to plan learning experiences for all the students. Integration is seamless and ongoing throughout the school day.
  • A mainstream class placement with Inclusion Support. This support is in the form of a teacher who works with the student and class teacher several times a week, depending on the level of support determined by Disability Education.

Students with special needs at Turner School have an umbrella of support that ensures they have full access to curriculum and facilities. Support is coordinated by the Disability Education Coordinator (DECO) in consultation with all appropriate personnel.