New Learning Support Coordinators

Following publication of the new Learning Support Action Plan on 26 July, the first tranche of 623 Learning Support Coordinators have now been allocated.

They will start working in 1,052 schools and kura from January 2020 to strengthen learning support provision for children and young people.

This new, fully funded and dedicated role is one of six priorities in the Action Plan. Learning Support Coordinators will be registered teachers employed by Boards of Trustees and they will:

  • support students in schools and kura
  • work with teachers and kaiako in schools and kura
  • work with parents, family and whānau
  • work with other LSCs across a cluster of schools and kura, be assisted by the Ministry’s Learning Support Facilitator function and work within the Learning Support Delivery Model
  • work with the school or kura leadership team to plan support for all learners.

LSCs will focus on identification and coordination of learning support needs within a school; Ministry of Education staff will facilitate access to supports and services, including specialists, other services, and services from other agencies.

The new role is an integral part of the changed way we provide learning support, the Learning Support Delivery Model. For this reason, Learning Support Coordinators have been allocated to schools in clusters that are the most advanced with implementing the delivery model.

The first tranche of Learning Support Coordinators will also provide an opportunity to test some aspects of the role, so it can be refined for future tranches. This initial allocation has broad geographical coverage and includes a wide variety of settings.

Role and allocation of Learning Support Coordinators

Learning Support Action Plan 2019-25

Learning Support Delivery Model

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