At St Joseph's we work collaboratively to ensure student needs are met wholistically. We have a range of teaching and learning partners who support this process. The purpose of the Teaching and Learning Partners is to work in collaborative partnerships to achieve educational outcomes for all students by developing a whole school commitment to inclusive practices and a shared responsibility for student achievement.
These partners include:
- The school leadership team
- Primary Learning Leader
- Support Teacher Inclusive Education
- Additional support teachers
- Guidance Counsellor
- School funded speech pathologist
- School funded occupational therapist
- Visiting psychologists
- Brisbane Catholic Education Officers – Religious Education, Curriculum, Wellbeing, Inclusive Education, Digital Skills and ICT
- Brisbane Catholic Education visiting teaching hearing impairment and visiting speech pathologist
- Early Career Teachers' Mentors
- Deadly Ears
These partners all work together, with the classroom teachers and school officers, to ensure all needs are catered for and all students are given the opportunity to access the curriculum and reach their potential.
A summary of some of our key learning partners
Learning Partner - Primary Learning Leader: The role of the Primary Learning Leader is to support staff in planning for and implementing excellent teaching and learning across the school, in line with the Australian Curriculum and Brisbane Catholic Education Teaching and Learning Framework and Model of Pedagogy. They meet with teachers once a week and on an as needed basis.
Learning - Partner Support Teacher Inclusive Education: The role of the Support Teacher Inclusive Education is to work collaboratively to develop a whole school commitment to inclusive education. They monitor student progress, achievement and needs and work with in consultation teachers, families and learning partners to assess and identify student need, plan adjustments for these needs and monitor and review the effectiveness of adjustments.
Learning Partner - Guidance Counsellor: The role of the Guidance Counsellor is to work collaboratively with the school community to promote and foster the wellbeing and mental health of all students. This includes developing and facilitating programs that promote student wellbeing, providing guidance to families regarding student needs and providing psycho-educational assessment to identify educational and learning needs of the student population.
Learning Partner - School-Funded Speech Pathologist: Our school-funded private Speech Pathologist works in the school two days per fortnight to provide support to teachers by identifying receptive and expressive speech and language needs and facilitating intervention programs across the school. They provide speech therapy for students and work collaboratively with an additional support teacher who provides targeted and strategic follow up intervention for students two days per week.
Learning Partner School-Funded Occupational Therapist: Our school-funded private Occupational Therapist works in the school two days per fortnight to provide support to teachers by identifying needs and facilitating intervention programs across the school – these may include social skills, emotional regulation, fine motor and gross motor programs. They provide occupational therapy for students and work collaboratively with an additional support teacher who provides targeted and strategic follow up intervention for students one day per week.