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  • Leadership Support

    The Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Sale Learning Adjustment Team offer leadership support through:

    • School visits, where we listen, consult and work with staff and parents, observe students, and carry out assessments. Assessments are followed by written reports in which a range of practical suggestions, strategies and initiatives are suggested to assist the student to access the curriculum with greater success and to reach their potential. Feedback is provided to parents, teachers and, where appropriate, the student for each assessment 
    • Provision or facilitation of professional learning opportunities. We endeavour to cover a range of relevant topics which are often selected in response to specific needs highlighted by members of our schools, including principals, teachers, and teacher assistants (Learning Support Officers). Professional learning opportunities have included Differentiation and Personalisation of the Curriculum, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Severe Language Disorder and in 2014, a focus on supporting students through the Commonwealth government’s More Support for Students with Disabilities (MSSD) initiative. 
    • Support for schools to access funding for students with identified disabilities under the guidelines of the Literacy, Numeracy, and Special Learning Needs (LNSLN) Programme. This programme aims to improve the learning outcomes for students with additional learning needs. Participation in Program Support Group Meetings is a part of our leadership and service under this programme. 
    • Supporting teachers in both the writing and submitting of Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) that indicate the specific learning goals and strategies for students with additional learning needs.  
    • School visits from one of the team psychologists who are able to support the social, emotional and behavioural needs of individual students through working with staff, families and students where appropriate.  The psychologists also work closely with other wellbeing staff from the school services team to support social emotional development and learning from an individual perspective. 
    • Working in partnership to build capacity in school personnel by listening respectfully to their concerns and working ‘with them’ rather than ‘for them’, and by promoting the further development of their skills in relation to the work they do with students with additional needs.  
    • We represent our schools and the students in a number of different forums in Melbourne and Gippsland, thus ensuring that we are up to date with new initiatives and policy/legislative changes that may affect our schools.  
    • Please note: school staff may access current information and resources for Student Services through the CEVN website, under Curriculum and Student Support/Student Services.