Putney has an onsite Learning and Support Team consisting of the Principal, Executive teachers across all stages, English as an Additional Language/ Dialect teacher, Gifted & Talented coordinator, School Counsellor and the Learning and Support teacher. The team meets weekly to discuss caseload and the monitoring or action required for referrals and provides ongoing support. The team effectively allocates school based resources to meet student needs K-6. Referrals received are a mix of learning, social, health and behavioural needs.
The Learning Support Teacher works collaboratively with the classroom teacher, implementing adjustments and making modifications to cater for students with diverse leaning and specific support needs.
Individual learning programs and resources are developed to contribute to the quality of the learning experience of students.
Support staff and the Learning and Support Teacher work with students in several ways: in the classroom working alongside the teacher, in small groups on a withdrawal basis and working with individuals. At Putney, the continued communication between parents, class and the support team is vital in developing a holistic approach for each student.