scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 21:15 am

Learning Support Coordinators A Success

Learning Support Coordinators A Success
“Up to 300,000 children with diverse learning needs are getting better support to learn, with the first tranche of Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs) off to a strong start”, says Associate Minister of Education, Jan Tinetti. “It’s now ...

Scoop i Parliament Learning Support Coordinators A Success “Up to 300,000 children with diverse learning needs are getting better support to learn, with the first tranche of Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs) off to a strong start”, says Associate Minister of Education, Jan Tinetti.“The evaluation report I’m releasing today shows great results so far - it’s clear that LSCs are doing excellent work to assist the one in five students who need some level of additional support for their learning.Introducing the first tranche of 623 LSCs is one of the six strategic priorities to make the greatest difference for children and their learning in the Learning Support Action Plan 2019-25.“The first tranche of LSCs are adding much needed capacity and capability within their schools, kura, and across communities - we have consistently heard that parents, educators and whānau place a high priority on having a dedicated learning support role in schools, and the evaluation shows how important the team approach in learning support is.

They coordinate a team of school leaders, teachers in the classroom, whānau and other learning support staff to better assist ākonga with learning support needs.“As the Learning Support Action Plan continues, I am confident we will see continued progress towards better learning outcomes for all children and young people, particularly those who have additional learning support needs.

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