School Support and Services 2018

School Agreements

Schools within the North East Metropolitan and Wheatbelt Education Districts that enroll participants in the LLSN or LLSS courses will be classed as Priority 1 Schools within the NEMLDC Outreach Service. Priority 1 schools are eligible for school based services including whole school language and literacy planning, and professional learning. At the beginning of the year a member of the NEMLDC Outreach Service meet with the school Administration staff and Key Language Leader/s to create a Service Agreement. The Service Agreement details the action plan to achieve the desired goal of improved language and literacy outcomes of students.

Whole School Planning Support

The Outreach Service will support the school with whole school oral language and literacy intervention planning. This may include assessment and data analysis procedures, developing scope and sequence documents, and developing intervention programs specific to the school context.

Professional Learning

The Outreach Service will support the school in planning and delivering professional learning for staff in a range of language and literacy areas in line with whole school priorities. Professional learning is customised to suit the needs of the school and can be delivered at times negotiated with the Outreach Service, including Staff Development Days and staff meetings.

Professional learning may include:

  • Whole school or team professional learning workshops
  • Collaborative planning sessions
  • In-class observations and coaching/feedback sessions
  • In-class modeling of strategies
  • Developing and sharing resources with staff

If you would like to discuss services with our team and set up a service agreement for 2018, please submit our Request for Service Form here.

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Professional Learning Requests

All government funded schools within the North East Metropolitan and Wheatbelt Education Districts can submit a request for professional learning form, for sessions to be run at their school. Professional learning topics can include:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics
  • Meaning patterns – morphological awareness and etymology
  • Text instruction (including oral narrative, persuasive and/or factual text types)
  • Vocabulary and semantic organisation
  • Grammar – syntax and morphology
  • Social skills, pragmatics and play
  • Language comprehension

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NEMLDC Classroom Observation Requests

Teaching staff working within the North East Metropolitan and Wheatbelt Education Districts can submit a classroom observation request form for an observation in any of our K-2 classrooms. Classroom observations are an effective way to observe best practice in action, and to receive practical ideas of how to support children with language difficulties. Classroom observations can occur across our K-2 classrooms, in any of the following language areas:

  • Vocabulary and semantics
  • Oral to written text instruction (including narrative and/or persuasive and factual text types)
  • Grammar
  • Phonological awareness and phonics
  • Social skills and pragmatics

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Teacher Consultation Requests

Teaching staff working within government funded schools within the North East Metropolitan and Wheatbelt Education Districts can submit a consultation request form for a one-on-one consultation with a member of the Outreach Service. Consultations can include discussions of current theory, assessment, teaching strategies and resources in the following areas:

  • Vocabulary and semantics
  • Grammar
  • Early literacy, including phonological awareness and phonics
  • Language comprehension
  • Oral to written text instruction
  • Social skills and pragmatics
  • Speech sounds

Consultations regarding ex-LDC students who have transitioned from the LDC back to mainstream can also be requested by submitting an ex-LDC student request form Consultations can include discussions with the LDC speech pathology team and LDC teachers who worked with the student, and recommendations based on the student’s exit report from the LDC.

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If you would like to find out more about services available for your school, please contact us on 9275 5511.

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