Learning Differences at Blue Gum Montessori School
Blue Gum Montessori School has an established Learning Differences Unit. Learning Differences teachers work in all three cycles of the school and manage the support of students. We seek to raise levels of achievement by providing support and guidance to students who experience difficulties or require extension in any aspect of their learning. Through appropriate intervention, we aim to help build confidence, self-esteem and sense of knowing to remove barriers and enable pupils to realise their full potential.
We use a variety of teaching approaches, classroom support or small-group teaching and individual one-to-one sessions. New strategies and technologies are a key part of best practice in creating an inclusive and dynamic learning experience. Students sometimes require sessions for difficulties relating to phonics, basic literacy, numeracy skills and handwriting or merely knowing their next steps.
We also work closely with professionals with expertise in specific learning difficulties and special educational needs to ensure that the needs of individual students can be met.
Is the Blue Gum Montessori School classroom the right place for a gifted child?
We believe the answer is a qualified “yes”. Just as in many educational conundrums, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer. Each school and family will have to thoughtfully consider the needs and gifts of each individual child.