The program was implemented in 2012 with a focus on:
- support for students with disability in regular classrooms
- professional learning
- special schools as centres of expertise
- understanding students’ individual learning needs
- support for teaching and learning.
The learning and support resource allocations supporting students with disability in regular classes is known in school budget allocations as the RAM loading – low level adjustment for disability.
The Learning and Support scholarship gives permanent NSW Public School teachers and executive staff the opportunity to enhance their understanding of, and ability to meet the learning and support needs of the full range of students in NSW schools.
Online Learning courses (PDF 160 KB) have been implemented to deliver are high quality, effective, evidence based and timely professional learning.
In these courses participants learn about assessment, making adjustments, SMART goals, intervention strategies and personalising learning and support.
The courses use a blended learning model of tutor support during face to face sessions and self-paced learning online.
NESA registered professional development to maintain accreditation for teachers at Proficient level.
- Understanding Personalised Learning & Support
- Understanding Dyslexia & Significant Reading Difficulties
- Understanding and Supporting Behaviour
- Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Understanding Motor Coordination Difficulties
- Inclusion of Learners with Speech, Language & Communication Needs
- Understanding Hearing Loss
Learn more about the implementation in the Every Student, Every School booklet (PDF 2.8 MB).