Learning Assistance and Support teacher (LaST) and English as an Additional Language Dialect (EAL/D) programs
LaST and EAL/D support is provided across K-6 classes as in-class support. This program involves class teachers and specialist staff discussing student need particularly in literacy and analysing data so as to ensure teaching strategies are implemented to meet the students’ specific learning needs. The LaST and EAL/D teachers assist students in class who need extra support in reading and/or writing and numeracy. They determine which skills need to be focused on through consultation with class teachers and the learning support team. Individual Education Plans are created when necessary to monitor student learning. Coaching, classroom observation and feedback also help teachers to evaluate their teaching practice and determine whether it has improved student learning.