NEGS is committed to supporting the learning of individual students. We utilise a range of strategies which will cater for diversity. Students with special needs are identified by teachers and parents. The Learning Support Coordinator carries out diagnostic testing to identify learning styles of all new students and learning strategies are developed in consultation with teaching staff.
These strategies are used to develop Individual Education Programs, Academic Support Programs and Dyslexia support plans which are regularly monitored and adjusted as needs change.
The Learning Support team is available to assist with regular classes covering areas such as phonemic awareness, subject-specific vocabulary, comprehension skills, review skills, listening techniques, organisation and time management. Students are also assessed for HSC Disability Provisions to assist their performance under formal assessment and examination conditions.
The provisions include having a reader, having extra time to complete a task and the use of a computer to undertake a task. From time to time, students are also referred to outside professionals for further assessment.