Learning Diversity and Support
All students regardless of race, age or gender, by virtue of their dignity as human persons, have a right to an education that is suited to their particular needs and adapted to their ability. (Pope Paul VI 1965).
Teachers at St. Martin's differentiate their teaching and the learning practices within the classroom to address the needs of all students. We also know that some students need additional support from more specialised services to help their achieve their potential.
Through consultation with parents, teachers, our learning diversity leader and our specialist learning support officers, we aim to provide students with the support and specialised programs our students would benefit from on their road to achieving success.
Our Reading Recovery program is taught by our Specialist Reading Recovery Teacher. Students have a one on one thirty minute lesson every day with our experienced Reading Recovery Teacher. The Reading Recovery program is designed for students in their second year of schooling (year 1).
Leveled Literacy Intervention
Our Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) program is taught by our Specialist LLI Teacher. Students have a 30 minute lesson two or three times a week in a small group (3 or 4 students). All the students in this specialist group have similar learning needs. The LLI program is designed for middle school students.
Our ERIK program is run by our Specialist Learning Support Officers who are trained in the Early Reading Intervention Knowledge (ERIK) program. Students under go this program when it is recommended by one of our Speech Therapists.
Learning Support Officers
Our Learning Support Officers (LSOs) work with specific students and also provide support for students in either whole class or small group environments.
To view the Catholic Education Melbourne Horizons of Hope: Learning Diversity document, click here.