Date
14 October 2019

Access support, programmes and resources

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Partnering with parents and whānau to support students’ learning and wellbeing’

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Access local support agencies

Access local support agencies

Gary Veenstra, Child and Family worker for the Blind Foundation, chats to families about some of the youth services on offer to students.

Engaging outside agencies

Engaging outside agencies

Ideas to consider before engaging support for students from outside services and agencies.

  • find out from parents and whānau whether they are already connected with outside agencies or programmes or have been in the past, and what their experience of these has been
  • check with colleagues, especially the learning support team, to find out which services and agencies the school already has a relationship with and get some feedback on the effectiveness of the partnerships
  • research possible options for support, so that you can make an informed contribution to discussions
  • outline other possible options for support when you are discussing the specific needs of a student with their parents and whānau.

Connect with support agencies

Connect with support agencies

Build understanding of the different people and agencies that can provide additional support for students and their families.

  • Within school: Learning Support Team, resource teachers (especially RTLB and RTLit), other staff and students (current and past)
  • Local community: disability agencies and services, churches, and cultural groups, other schools’ resources
  • Regional Ministry of Education offices
  • Online networks: such as D4 Dyslexia, Deaf Education Aotearoa, SPELD, Autism New Zealand

Check the most recent contact list from the Ministry of Education.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Groups that can support you

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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In the know

Publisher: CCS Disability Action

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Next steps

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