Learning Support programs offered at Baulkham Hills North Public School
Specialist teacher assists students requiring literacy support. Where possible, this support will happen in the classroom, or children will be withdrawn in a small group.
Specialist teacher assists students requiring numeracy support. Where possible, this support will happen in the classroom, or children will be withdrawn in a small group.
Making Up Lost Time In Literacy (MultiLit) is designed to target students in Stage 2 who are experiencing difficulties acquiring literacy skills. This program is an individual withdrawal program run by our volunteers, who have been trained in the delivery of the MultiLit program. Students from Year 2 may be able to access this support in Semester 2.
Students may also be assisted in their classroom with the support of one of our dedicated volunteers. This can be an individual or group program targeted towards a student's individual learning needs. These programs are designed by the classroom teacher in consultation with the Learning and Support Teacher.
Targeted early numeracy
Targeted Early Numeracy (TEN) is an early numeracy initiative focused on supporting students who are experiencing difficulty in numeracy in the early years. It recognises that even where a quality whole-class mathematics program exists, a small percentage of students may be at risk of not meeting expected targets in numeracy. The goal of TEN is to ensure all students are on track with numeracy by the end of Stage 1.
The TEN model
The TEN initiative is designed to be implemented within a school’s existing numeracy program, as well as through incorporating short, focused, frequent numeracy strategies throughout the day.
Key aspects of the TEN initiative
- Deep understanding of the Numeracy continuum K-10
- Explicit and systematic teaching
- Differentiated whole class lessons and small group instruction
- Short, focused, frequent activities
- Ongoing professional learning
- Implementing the assessment process and monitoring students’ progress every five weeks
- Developing differentiated learning plans.
- Strategically targeted activities focusing on early arithmetical strategies