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Student services and support programs

Education Queensland is committed to ensuring that students have access to high-quality education services that meet their specific learning needs. The following information is an overview of the services that are available to students with additional support needs at Gumdale State School. 

The Gumdale SS Support Team works with class teachers across P-6 to assist them to adjust and personalise programs and utilise resources effectively in order to meet the needs of all students.  Each of our Support Teachers has designated year level/s and classroom teachers with whom they work to assist in the provision of programs for students who qualify for learning support and special education programming.  At Gumdale SS we focus on supporting students within the classroom setting, where students can be provided with access to the classroom curriculum, positive models of behaviour and social connections with peers.

Research suggests that adjustments and modifications of teaching and learning programs by the class teacher and presented in the classroom setting are the most influential means of supporting students with specialised learning needs

To assist with this the Support Team’s role is to:

  • identify and assist the classroom teacher with appropriate additional resources and strategies
  • work with teachers on how best to utilise Teacher Aide time in the room
  • provide insights and specialised knowledge to support teachers in understanding and meeting the needs of students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties
  • deliver some specialised programming and focused teaching of key concepts. ​
  • Advisory Visiting Teachers

    Access to these services begins at the Gumdale SS Support referral but often have other processes that also need to be followed. ​

  • Guidance Officer

    Access to the Guidance Officer is through the Support referral process.

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

    Therapy is provided to a small group of students identified with high level speech and language needs.

  • Student Welfare Worker

    Within our School our student welfare worker helps students to engage in social development activities.