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.

CoL Learning Support Register

We have set up a Learning Support Register with the Central Community of Learning. Each school has the responsibility to enter students of concern. This is to see where the greatest needs are within our Kahui Ako and what Central Govt PLD funding we need to be applying for. 

Outside Agencies and some support we can access and apply for:

ORS (Ongoing Resource Scheme) 

ICS (In Class Support) 

Behaviour Programme Support Funding 

RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour) 

SLT (Speech and Language) 

OT (Occupational Therapist)