NEGS is committed to supporting the learning of individual students. We utilise a range of strategies which will cater for diversity. Students with special needs are identified by teachers, parents and peers. They are referred to the Learning Support Teacher for any diagnostic testing, and learning strategies are developed in consultation with teaching staff. These strategies are used to develop Individual Education Programs which are regularly monitored.
The Learning Support teacher is available to assist with regular classes covering areas such as word attack, subject-specific vocabulary, comprehension skills, review skills, listening techniques, organisation and time management. Students are also assessed for Disability Provisions to assist their performance under formal assessment and examination conditions.
The provisions include having a reader, having extra time to complete a task and the use of a computer to undertake a task. From time to time, students are also referred to outside professionals for further assessment.