Students with Disabilities and Impairments Program (SDIP)
The SDIP supports all students identified as requiring extra support due to health or learning difficulties. The program is staffed by one full-time and one part-time Special Education teachers and one full-time and three part-time teacher assistants. The program is also supported by 2 Speech Pathologist who works at the school 4 days a week.
The Special education teachers are responsible for organising assessments and funding applications for students who are identified as having difficulties with their learning. They also oversee the development of Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) for all students on the program. The development and implementation of ILP’s includes Student Support Group meetings with the students, their parents and other relevant professionals to ensure ILP goals are understood and shared by all stakeholders. Program staff also provide other teaching staff with information, resources and strategies to support these students in the classroom. In addition, teachers assistants work with classroom teachers to support all students at the college. This assists classroom teachers to have more time to support students with ILP’s.