Green Square School

Our school context at October 2018

School name: Green Square School

School code: 5460

Number of students: 35

Principal: Patrick Faucher

Director Educational Leadership: Sue Shelley

Principal Network: Botany Bay

Our funded school initiatives

Initiative 1

Team teaching opportunities across all classrooms for 50% of each school day.

Impact and achievements

  • Embedded community of schools, shared curriculum.
  • Teacher wellbeing.
  • Completion of internal assessments by students.
  • Feedback loops and evidence base from which to make decisions about teaching and learning.

Initiative 2

Increase of one day a week counsellor time.

Impact and achievements

  • Student psychological and wellbeing support.
  • Coordination of interagency health/allied health team.
  • Teacher support in meeting needs of complex students.
  • Risk management during referral into and out of specialist setting.

Initiative 3

Use of weekly ‘in school’ occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

Impact and achievements

  • Teachers learn and implement universal occupational therapy and speech pathology techniques to create optimal conditions for learning in classrooms.
  • Students access clinical occupational therapy and speech pathology services to wellbeing and regulation skills.
  • Translational network of education and health professionals – each member in expertise.
  • Trauma-informed in-school supports.

Initiative 4

Above establishment Aboriginal Education Officer.

Impact and achievements

  • Curriculum support for Aboriginal students.
  • Support for teachers with Aboriginal Education.
  • Mentoring for Aboriginal students.
  • Support for Aboriginal parents/carers during transition into and out of specialist settings.

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