In Prep to Year 3 we offer MiniLit/MacqLit to selected students as an intervention program. This intensive program provides students with additional support in the fundamental areas of reading and writing. Students are assessed and placed within groups based on individual needs and are removed from the program either on completing of all lessons, or once working at year level. Extra support is also provided in the classroom by learning assistants and teachers to support Mathematics and other curriculum areas.
Research shows that from Year 3, in-class support is most beneficial to student learning. This support is provided in class by additional teachers and learning assistants. Grouping is fluid depending on the needs of students in that learning area. Year 4/5 students undertake a differentiated program based on their individual Literacy needs.
Differentiation in our classroom programming and student goal setting is extremely important and this is yet another way in which we can meet the needs of students, offering an individualised approach and providing rigorous learning for all.