We asked referring teachers, learning support and principals which aspects of the School Support Service were most effective and why?

We are delighted to share some of their responses


Collaborative meetings were great – team explained what their testing uncovered and we were able to ask questions, seek advice and access resources and online training. The intensive support sessions were valuable because we were able to see first-hand how the resources and strategies could be used effectively with the students.

Virginia Blake
Learning Support Teacher
Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School


To date, we have only accessed the initial school visit/multidisciplinary evaluation phase. We have been extremely satisfied with this service and how it can support our school processes for students referred with suspected/identified language development difficulties.

Tracey Jenkinson
Head of Department – Differentiation
Silkstone State School


To have a team come and spend the day dedicated to performing informal assessments for identified students is a big win for us. We value input from a range of specialists. The meeting with staff provided confirmation of our observations and provided further insight into each student.

Kerrie Ridings
Inclusion Teacher
Wooloowin State School


Very positive interactions between the School Support Services team and school staff/students throughout all sessions. The IS sessions were particularly valuable in building staff capacity – we included a graduate teacher in this process which was a really positive experience

Tracey Lenarduzzi
Support Teacher Inclusive Education
St Joachim’s Primary School


Very comprehensive report with clear summary of each adjustment/ recommendation. Target skill explained clearly and hyperlinked examples/resources are helpful. Face to face meetings with stakeholders very positive with clear actions.

Rachel Nowitzke
Tannum Sands State School


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