At St Brendan’s, we understand that all students are diverse and exceptional learners who come from a range of different experiences and environments. Therefore, it is our role to understand how students learn best and what we can do to further support them at their points of need.
St Brendan's uses an Intervention Framework Model that follows five components to identify students at their point of need. This is done through careful identification, assessment, analysis and interpretation, effective learning and teaching and evaluation.
St Brendan’s also provides various forms of evidence-based research intervention programs for students to enhance student learning. These programs include the English intervention programs MacqLit and Reading Tutor, and the Mathematics intervention program, JEMM. Students who would benefit from such intervention are identified through targeted assessment and monitored over a 10-week period. Adjustments are also made within the classroom context to support these learners.
Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) are developed for students with clear SMART goals that assists targeted teaching. Program Support Group Meetings (PSGs) are also held at numerous points throughout the school year. These meetings provide wonderful opportunities to share information with parents and teachers with the common goal of supporting student’s development and wellbeing.
St Brendan’s prides itself on differentiating student learning so all children can experience success at school.