Support Programs

Turner School works closely with families to ensure that each student is supported and achieving in all aspects of their learning as well as being able to access intervention to support learning as required.

Support for Student Learning

All teachers are continually assessing each child's knowledge and understanding of all learning areas in order to plan and individualise the support they need to continue to develop, grow and improve in their learning. We have a suite of assessment tools, processes and practices and a team of expert teachers who support classroom teachers with children's learning. Teachers are supported in administering and analysing assessment information and in identifying the best strategies to apply. Teachers use a variety of assessment tools including individual formal assessments, observations, and 1:1 conferring.

The monitoring of every child's learning is carried out at the class level, whole year level and whole school level. The Literacy and Numeracy Team (including school executive staff, EAL/D teachers and Disability, Literacy and Numeracy coordinators) oversee and monitor processes to intervene and support the additional learning needs of all Turner students.

The monitoring process then triggers the additional supports and interventions a child might require impact their learning progression and support learning goals. This ensures teachers can talk to parents about their child's learning and work in partnership with them. The support for identified students is tailored to individual needs and may involve short intensive support for planning, teaching or assessment.

Website link for Personalised Learning Guidelines

Support Social and Emotional Learning

A school psychologist is assigned to the school across the week. Referrals can be made by staff, students and parents/carers by contacting the front office.

Throughout the year, the Student Support Team (including the school psychologist and school executive staff) is available to support the additional social, emotional and behavioural needs of students.