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Support teacher literacy and numeracy


​At Ormeau State School the Support teachers:  literacy and numeracy  (STLaNs) work with classroom teachers and other members of the school community, to improve student achievement with a focus on literacy and numeracy.  This team approach is to ensure that all students have access to the curriculum regardless of their differences.  Intervention and differentiated curriculum is strategically managed by the classroom teacher and developed with specialist teachers.  We believe that quality teaching (high expectations, deep knowledge, targeted teaching and continuous monitoring) is the greatest single factor in student achievement and that teachers make a difference.

Role of the Support teacher: literacy and numeracy

  • Assist classroom teachers to identify, plan and support learning in the classroom.  This may include working in class and teaching a lesson, working alongside teachers to contribute additional expertise, taking small groups of children and/or working with individual children.
  • Analyse data to make judgements on strengths and needs.
  • Use evidence based intervention strategies at a whole school, year level and individual level.
  • Provide support and advice on the teaching of students with learning difficulties and/or learning disability.
  • Continue ongoing professional development to maintain teaching experties and knowledge of effective teaching practices to improve student learning across all areas of the curriculum.
  • The classroom teacher is responsible for differentiation of curriculum so all children can succeed.