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Literacy and Numeracy Support

St Joseph's School, Moora

Literacy and Numeracy Support

St Joseph’s has several Learning Support programs aimed at improving student learning.

For at risk students, early intervention is essential to enable them to catch up quickly to their peers. St Joseph’s has dedicated teachers in the learning support role who work closely with classroom teachers and parents to identify the students from Years PP-6 who will require extra support with Literacy and/or Numeracy. Support teachers withdraw students from class and working with them 1-1 or in small group intervention. In class support is another form of intervention used where it is considered a better alternative to withdrawing a student or students from regular class lessons.

Literacy small group support uses the Mini Lit program for students in Years 1-2. This program is a well-researched Literacy intervention programs written by Maquarie University, Sydney. InitialLit is used as a whole-class approach in early years classrooms. 

Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) is offered to students in Year 1 and 2 whose Numeracy Skills are identified as ‘at risk' of falling well behind those of their peers.

In class, teachers support students by good quality differentiated instruction.