If parents/caregivers have concerns about their child’s development, learning progression, social interactions or behaviour there are a number of different resources that can be accessed:
Child Development Unit (CDU)
The CDU provides a team approach to the assessment and management of children whose development is of concern in two or more areas and to provide support to their families.
Developmental assessment of children with two or more difficulties such as:
Autism SA aims to improve life outcomes for people with ASD by providing and facilitating the very best information, connections, expertise, education, services, support and a strong representative voice for people in our community.
GP (Your local doctor)
Through the GP parents/caregivers may be able to access support in a number of ways:
At Magill school teachers monitor students through the collection of data and information from a number of different sources:
Teachers use assessments and the analysis of data to identify students requiring additional support. These students are referred to the Student Review Team. The Student Review Team meets twice a term and has representatives from leadership, early, middle and primary years.
The Student Review Team will help monitor student progress and make recommendations of additional learning support, such as:
If the Student Review Team suggests a formal referral. Parents will be contacted and referral forms completed this allows for the sharing of student information across agencies. Leadership will then have a pre referral discussion with external support services and provide supporting data on the student. If it is deemed appropriate a referral will then be made to Speech pathologist or psychologist. These support services then will carry out an assessment which could result in one of the following supports being in placed:
NEPs (Negotiated Education Plan)
Students who have been verified with a disability or significant learning need through an assessment with DECD support services will have an NEP.
These plans are reviewed annually together with the Special Education facilitator, class teacher and the parent/caregiver. The purpose of the NEP is to support access, participation and achievement in the curriculum for students with disabilities. The parent or caregiver and the school work together to develop appropriate curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum (AC) framework and the needs of the learner.
Students are designated a level of support which will then be used to either: support children in class, on-to-one, in a small group or through specific intervention programs.
ILPs (Individual Learning Plan)
Students who do not qualify for an NEP but have been assessed and identified as having a specific learning difficulty will have an ILP created. These plans are reviewed annually together with the Special Education Facilitator, class teacher and the parent/caregiver. The purpose of the ILP is to support access, participation and achievement in the curriculum for all students. The parent/caregiver and the school work together to develop appropriate curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum (AC) framework and the needs of the learner
Private Service Providers
Occasionally a student may benefit from therapy beyond what is being supplied by the school-Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Autism SA and Psychology services.
Parents/carers must complete an Application for private service provision form annually.
(These can be obtained from the office or by following the link)
This application will be considered by the Student Review Committee which will determine whether it is reasonable for the service to occur during school hours and allocate an appropriate working space. The Student Review Committee meets Monday of Week 3 and 8 of each term.
Any private assessments must be scheduled outside of school hours.
If you require further information please contact class teacher or Deputy Principal.