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Support & Extension Programs

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Support & Extension Programs

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Supporting Student Needs 

At Malvern Primary School we pride ourselves on catering for the whole child and ensuring all needs are catered for to the best of our ability. We are fortunate to have a wide range of expertise to draw on for this support. The school offers a range of support people to work with students and families to cater for all their needs.We work closely with our network psychologists who attend our school approximately one day a week. These professionals help to support teachers, parents and students. They work with parents and staff to identify any students at risk both academically and socially. Early intervention is essential to ensuring the best for our students.We also work with a range of other therapists to ensure all students needs are addressed including speech and language needs.

Additional assistance is a major focus at Malvern Primary School. We believe in targeting students at their point of need. This could be by supporting or extending students. We have an expert teacher working with staff and our Educational Psychologists to ensure all student needs are met at both ends of the spectrum.

Regular Welfare/Restorative meetings are held with all staff members and Parents. These meetings allow staff to remain up to date with information, enabling stronger support for all students. Ideas for improving our Restorative Practices, student leadership and sharing of resources are an integral part of these meetings as is monitoring student, parent or staff concenrs.

Extension Activities for Students

Our programs are geared to cater for the individual needs of students and take into account individual differences in skills (intelligences), interests and abilities.

Each year at Malvern Primary School students may have the opportunity to participate in additional enrichment classes that provide other valuable learning opportunities. Students may be involved in Mathematics, eLearning and Physical Education.

The teachers leading these sessions have devised programs that will provide a very rich learning environment.