ESL & Learning Assistance

Learning Assistance Program

The Learning Assistance program at Gowrie Primary includes a Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator for Gowrie Primary School. Their role will be to provide coaching and mentoring to all teachers K – 6 to support the Balanced Literacy and Numeracy Programs at Gowrie.

All children are assessed in order to determine their learning needs and Learning Assistance is provided to those students who require extra help in the areas of literacy and Numeracy.

The Learning assistance teacher and the Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators will work with teachers in the classroom and also work in small groups in the classroom.

Small groups of up to six children can be targeted for withdrawal from their mainstream classes to work on programs that are designed to meet their needs. The benefit of working in small groups is greater opportunity for children to receive individual help from the teacher.