Exciting changes happening in learning services September 2023!
We have restructured ELP through Grade 12 Learning Services to create greater continuity by establishing common supports and services, adding Learning Support Teachers to each school, and increasing well-being and mental health supports.
Common Supports and Services for ELP through Grade 12
→ Stable team supporting your child through their schooling (ELP through Grade 12).
→ Better able to ensure that what is being worked on from year to year gets carried forward.
→ Same therapists within the school working with students across all grades.
→ Common forms and approaches to supporting your child across all grades (ELP through Grade 12).
→ Not reducing services but may change how services are delivered.
Learning Support Teacher at every school!
→ Supporting ELP students. If you child is in a school-based ELP program, the Learning Support Teacher involved with your child in ELP will be the same Learning Support Teacher involved in other elementary grades.
→ Supporting English Language Learners in each school.
→ Completing academic assessments and supporting teachers in implementing recommendations
→ Supporting classroom teachers to reach the whole range of students in each classroom.
→ Learning Support Teachers, along with school administrators, will be part of a division team that works to ensure common practice and approaches across the division.
Enhanced Mental Health Supports
→ Division Psychologist who will complete and support Level C Assessments and consult as needed.
→ Physical Education and Wellness Support Teacher supporting teachers in the implementation of the new Physical Education and Wellness curriculum.
→ Increased School Liaison Counsellor Time at every school.
In addition to the above supports in schools, there will also be continued divisional services and community collaboration for students who have more complex needs and/or low incidence disabilities (i.e. vision, hearing, complex communication needs).