Learning Support

As we all know, there are no two children alike when it comes to learning. Every child learns at different paces. Sometimes children are quick to grasp new concepts and other times they need time to explore learning in different ways to make sense of it. A number of children need additional support to help with their learning.

At St. Leonards Rd school our staff are committed to ensuring every child accesses the curriculum and support they need to learn. Working collaboratively as a team, this sees each child make visible progress and successfully achieve their goals.

To help our children achieve success in their learning we

  • make language culture and identity visible in our classrooms which we know, leads to successful achievement outcomes.

  • cater for each child's learning needs making sure they can access the curriculum

  • provide support to children who need additional help

  • equip our teaching staff with the resources and professional development they need to support student success.

At St. Leonards Road School we currently use the following support programmes:

  • letter ID and sight word recognition with a teacher aide

  • Reading Recovery with a qualified teacher for identified 6 year olds

  • Speedy Bee, a mini Reading Recovery programme that is carried out by a teacher aide

  • StepsWeb Reading

  • Rainbow Reading

  • Reading Eggs for all Kakano Whānau students and identified target students

  • Teacher aide support programmes in class, working with individuals and small groups to support the classroom learning programme

Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Jenny Ridling who is supported by Mrs Lynda Woodhead, our Learning Support Coordinator.