The Support for Learning Teacher can provide additional support to pupils who have difficulty with their learning. Some examples of the types of support a Support for Learning Teacher could provide could be direct teaching to these pupils, or directing the support of other staff (such as Learning Assistants) provide for these children. No matter the method, the support would be personalised for the child's learning situation.
The Support for Learning Teacher is often the person who writes referrals to professionals outside the school who can provide additional support to pupils (such as speech therapists or occupational therapists). She can as well as co-ordinate meetings and school visits of those professionals.
Through her experience, the Support for Learning teacher can have extensive knowledge of how to work with pupils with additional support needs and can be a resource for class teachers. She can also co-ordinate resources for pupils, such as ICT resources or resources to support physical issues (such as wobble cushions or sloping writing boards).
Ms Childs works as the Support for Learning Teacher at Robert and Jimmy's school.