Supporting students with a diverse range of learning needs is a priority at Launceston Grammar. Students identified as having learning difficulties, disability and those identified as high ability or gifted can access a variety of supports and programmes at the Junior and Senior Campus.
Specialised Learning Enrichment teachers supported by teacher aides ensure additional support is provided to students following teacher recommendations and screening mechanisms. Additional support can take place in a traditional classroom setting or in small groups so that individual learning styles can be accommodated.
Launceston Grammar’s Learning Support provides a flexible and caring environment that responds to the individual student’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs. We value inclusive education that informs and inspires all students. Those identified as requiring additional assistance are offered a selection of evidence informed, innovative programmes. Each programme focuses on developing functional skills and focuses on improving foundational literacy and numeracy. Additional learning support is provided after school in our Learning Hub by specialised teachers.
Based on the needs and interests of gifted and talented students, specialist programmes may be run in order to complement the School’s academic courses. Examples of these include:
Science and Philosophy
Students who are interested in looking at the way scientific discoveries impact on the world may be interested in discussing issues such as nanotechnology, genetic engineering, global warming and the role scientists play in government. Where possible, current events are used within the programme to encourage student to research and discuss important issues in science.
Literature and Philosophy
Students who love being challenged in their reading and understanding of ideas presented in texts from different eras and contexts may wish to undertake a programme that complements and extends the English curriculum. This enables students to develop a teacher/mentor relationship as they progress towards senior school.
Students who are competing at a state or national level may benefit from time management and academic support through taking up an Extension Option line in their Academic programme.