To create a positive climate for learning and wellbeing, strategies are in place to create a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment.
The 3-tier response to intervention model, supports our Wooranna Park Community to deliver whole group, small group and individual wellbeing supports and or programs. Below are some supports we currently have in place at Wooranna Park Primary School.
Tier one: Whole-class instruction
Our whole class instruction is based on the school’s instructional model. Our teaching methods incorporate evidence based through the Department’s High Impact Teaching Strategies. Upon entry, students are assessed to determine their points of need to optimise learning opportunities.
In 2023 we are implementing Be You, a framework that provides a community approach to mental health and wellbeing.
We implement a whole school positive behaviour support model as a proactive approach to teach agreed expected behaviours. Students are explicitly taught these behaviours and are modelled throughout the whole school. As part of our social and emotional learning, staff teach the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships curriculum. Each grade level supports student’s self-regulation through the Zones of Regulation program.
Tier two intervention: Targeted learning
Identified concerns regarding the academic progress of a student will see scaffolded learning supports put into place through targeted teaching, ideally with in the classroom setting. This includes all Tier 1 interventions and a variety of other measures including multiple exposures to learning material, close progress monitoring and adjustments as necessary. An individual education plan may be developed to ensure the supports at both home and school are closely aligned to the needs of the student and monitored carefully. A students process is reviewed regularly.
We have a school chaplain who runs social and emotional sessions to support resilience building and friendship groups. We provide the space for external allied health services to come onsite to support individual students and work with teachers on classroom strategies.
Tier three intervention: Intensive teaching and comprehensive evaluation
Multiple sources of evidence gained from implementing the Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions may result in a determination that further support is necessary. This will involve consultations with the student’s parents or guardians and may include a referral to Student Support Services for further diagnostic assessment. The school will utilise external support services to ensure learning and wellbeing needs are being met. As a result, students accessing this level of intervention will have a documented Individual Education Plan so progress and growth can be closely aligned to the priority needs of the student.
At the third level of intervention, students may work with specialised teachers to explicitly target their learning and ensure they can realise learning growth and success.