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.
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.
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
with this the Support Team’s role is to:
and assist the classroom teacher with appropriate additional resources and
with teachers on how best to utilise Teacher Aide time in the room
insights and specialised knowledge to support teachers in understanding
and meeting the needs of students with disabilities and specific
some specialised programming and focused teaching of key concepts.