Learning Support and SENCo
Being a smaller school, we pride ourselves in smaller class sizes where not much goes unnoticed. All of our teachers know all students really well and can easily adapt things to respond to the learning needs. At Ngakuru School we celebrate diversity. We understand that no two children are alike and they all have We are all unique interests, strengths and needs. We strive to meet the needs of our students through tailored learning programmes, quality assessment practises and through working collaboratively with parents/whanau and support agencies such as MOE, the RTLB service, our Learning Support coordinator, counsellors and so on. Our teacher aides work with groups and individuals under the guidance of our class teachers, to address identified areas of need and improve student progress and achievement.
Special Ed Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
We have a dedicated SENCO in our school.
The SENCO has a critical role to play in ensuring that children with special educational needs and disabilities within a school receive the support they need.
The type of responsibilities a SENCO has are:
Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy.
Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs.
Co-ordinating provision for children with SEN.
Liaising with parents of children with SEN.
Liaising with other providers, outside agencies, educational psychologists and external agencies.
Ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEN up to date.