William Rose School

Our school context at October 2018

School name: William Rose School

School code: 5614

Number of students: 84

Principal: Mariane Youness Wood

Director Educational Leadership: Toni Kember

Principal Network: Bungarribee

Our funded school initiatives

Initiative 1

Implemented Empower up program to engage a communication therapist and behaviour analyst to build staff capacity around delivering quality education to improve student engagement, participation, independence and accountability.

Impact and achievements

The communication therapist and behaviour analyst conducted weekly sessions to invest in students, with the delivery of targeted professional learning. The communication goals were assessed individually and data was collected. The majority of students are demonstrating enhanced engagement and improved wellbeing.

Initiative 2

Implemented Award scheme development and accreditation network (ASDAN) trial program to enhance quality teaching and learning of students in Years 9-12 resulting in increased engagement in post school option placements and in the wider community.

Impact and achievements

The school trialled 8 ASDAN modules to a cohort of students with a diverse range of learning needs across 5 senior classes. Delivered over the course of the year, the modules selected were based on students’ chosen elective subjects, and linked to NSW curriculum outcomes for those subjects. 85% of students demonstrated a clear understanding of their elective subject and 77% of students showed an enhanced engagement in their elective subjects.

Initiative 3

Implemented TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children) approach to enhance student engagement, self-regulation, and independence via pedagogical change.

Impact and achievements

Increased percentage of students indicated improvements in independence, self-direction and self-regulation through TEACCH data collection and evidence.

Initiative 4

Two School learning support officers (SLSOs) employed to support targeted students with complex behaviour and high health care needs.

Impact and achievements

Individual plans developed and implemented for identified students.

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