Literacy & Mathematic Intervention
St Simon Peter employs specialist teachers and Educational Assistants to help provide Literacy and Numeracy support.
The Support Team delivers intervention programs to accelerate identified students. Collaboration and communication with classroom teachers is an important part of this process. In accordance with best practice, early intervention is our priority however support groups are offered throughout all year levels.
The Support Team at St Simon Peter regularly works in conjunction with speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, tutors and The Language Development Centre.
In our Kindy and Pre Primary years, the school provides a Speech and Occupational Therapy screening for each child. All students are regularly monitored through our Screening & Testing policy carried out in all year levels. Each year, meetings are held where teachers transfer students from class to class. In this meeting, staff are informed of any intervention strategies that have been used to assist students so that continuity from year to year is maintained.
Current programs offered at St Simon Peter are:
Reading Recovery is offered to Year 1 students. Reading Recovery involves intensive one-to-one lessons for 30 minutes a day with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. The goal is for students to become effective readers and writers.
Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI)
LLI is an intensive, small-group program for students who find reading and writing difficult. The goal of LLI is to lift the literacy achievement of students who are not achieving grade-level expectations in reading.
MiniLit is an intensive, small-group program offered in Years 1 to 3. It is a synthetic phonics based program aimed at students finding reading and writing difficult.
MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older low-progress readers.
Extended Mathematics Understanding (EMU)
EMU is an intensive small group program for Year 1 and 2 students conducted by a specially trained EMU teacher. The program aims to accelerate student’s mathematical learning through a series of structured lessons.