Using a range of guiding principles and specific whole school frameworks, consultants within the Student Services division lead and guide schools to advance teacher effectiveness, scale-up expertise, develop enhanced understanding and implementation of evidence-based instructional strategies and frameworks and build knowledge and capacity of all staff to support the needs of diverse learners.
To systematically support students with diverse learning needs Student Services offers consultancy and professional learning in the following areas: effective teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment guidance, instructional strategies, positive strategies and approaches to support behaviour and interventions to support students with mental health challenges in the school setting.
Multi Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS): is an umbrella term that encompasses Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports.
Response to Intervention (RTI): is a multi-tiered approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behaviour needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the regular education classroom.
Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS): is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioural supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): is a framework that guides the design of accessible environments, lessons, and supports that help teachers examine their instruction and implementation. It is a proactive approach that aims to ensure lessons are accessible, inclusive and meet the variable needs of all learners.
Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA): is a program that delivers comprehensive training that teaches management and intervention techniques to cope with escalating behaviour in a professional and safe manner to reduce the risk of physical injury and accidents. AISNSW consultants are certified to deliver the training at your school.