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 to allow 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:
Individual Learning Plan (One Plan)
Students who have been diagnosed with a disability or learning difficulty requiring significant adjustments will have an individualised learning plan.
These plans are reviewed annually together with the Special Education facilitator, class teacher and the parent/caregiver. The purpose of the plan 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. The plans will document the adjustments that are required to support the student achieving success.
Students may be 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.
Private Service Providers
Approval for a non-departmental service provider to work on the school site is made by the Principal or delgate based on strict departmental guidelines. Individual rooms and spaces are not available due to capacity issues and the Department requirement that all external service providers are supervised via line of sight by a Magill School teacher. The Private Service Providers Policy and Application form can be accessed via the these links.
If you require further information please contact class teacher or Deputy Principal