SCHOOL-BASED learning support
goals of the SBst ( SCHOOL-BASED support team ) and how we function:
- Our goal is for every learner to achieve their FULL POTENTIAL; to be HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL AT SCHOOL.
- All learners need support along the way.
- Some learners require more (or different types of) support than others (this does not mean that they do not have the potential to achieve success at school).
- Any learner who struggles in any particular subject/s should be referred to the SBST (the school-based support team) AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE .
- Your child's teacher may contact you and request your permission to refer your child to this support team. If not, you, as the parent/ guardian of your child, may request that your child is referred to the SBST if you reason to believe that your child may benefit from increased levels of support.
- Please remember: you as the parent/ guardian know your child best. Your participation in this process is vital to it's success.
- Once you have provided your permission for your child to be referred to the SBST, your child will be discussed at an SBST meeting. This means that the MPS learning support team will get together to brainstorm ideas and strategies re: how best to support your child at school.
- Recommendations and supports/ accommodations will be discussed with you and will only be implemented with your consent. (These may include eg: learning support during or after school hours, additional therapies, remedial support outside school; behaviour modification programmes, psychological testing; referral to a pediatrician, etc).
- Your child's progress and levels of support will be monitored and reviewed regularly and follow-up meetings may be held if necessary.
- Please remember that the function of the SBST team is to support your child. Therefore we will ALWAYS have your child's best interests at heart.
- The SBST and parents/ guardians need to work in close collaboration in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for your child.