Coffs Harbour Senior College strives to provide the very best learning environment for all of our students. We work in partnership with students, parents, carers and professionals in the community to help each of our students to work towards reaching their potential.
The learning support team
The Learning Support Team provides students with the support required to help them to participate in and contribute to college life. The team includes the Principal, Learning Support Teacher, School Counsellor and Careers Advisor. When a student with a specific learning need or disability is identified, a meeting with the Learning Support Team is usually the first step in supporting the student. The aim of a Learning Support team meeting is to gather as much information about the student as possible and discuss the ways in which the college as a whole and individual teachers can assist the students. The meeting will also give advice to the student that could help them to work effectively in Years 11 and 12 and can also involve looking at subject selections, pathways, careers advice and information about Disability Provisions, if appropriate.
Individual health care plans & emergency response plans
The Learning Support Team also meets to develop Individual Health Care Plans and Emergency Response Plans for students as needed. These are created with input from parents and carers to help ensure the wellbeing and safety of every student in our care, so it is important that the college is informed of any health condition that a student may have.
Learning support plans
After the Learning Support Team gets to know and understand the specific needs of a student, a Learning Support Plan is developed and this information is distributed to staff as appropriate. This ensures that each teacher understands the needs of the student.