Learning and Support Teacher
As the Learning and Support Teacher (LaST) I have many roles in the school community. One is to assist with the identification and assessment of students to determine those who may need extra assistance. Another is to design or locate resources and implement them to support students and staff members. Finally, the collaboration with parents and carers, classroom teachers, the school counsellor, school executive and outside agencies is paramount to the smooth running of the support program.
Literacy is the main focus of support in the school as it underpins most other key learning areas. Support may also be required with physical, social/emotional and behavioural issues.
Remediation or enrichment may be undertaken according to identified needs. Needs may be flagged by parents and carers, classroom teachers or the school counsellor.
The ability to work with small groups of children at their point of need is the advantage of the LaST role.
Parents and carers are always welcome to discuss concerns or questions.