Learning Support

At Maidstone, we believe that each student has the right to learn and reach their full potential. For those with learning barriers and challenges, we like to work alongside whanau and specialists to find the best solution.

Learning Support Coordinator at Maidstone Intermediate

Please feel free to contact our LSC if you would like to discuss your child’s learning or behaviour needs.  The Learning Support Coordinator can offer support with contacting agencies, strategies for learning, and practical suggestions to help your child’s learning at home.  They can also discuss options for Dyslexia testing, and how to arrange appointments for screening other learning or behaviour concerns.
 
The LSC is available to coordinate the range of agencies that may be supporting your child and whanau.  It is intended that the LSC is the ‘one-stop shop’ to ensure your child’s smooth transition between teachers and eventually your chosen College.

Learning Support in the classroom

We are fortunate to have several very experienced Teacher Aides at Maidstone Intermediate, who work alongside our tamariki. Our Teacher Aides have skills and support strategies that ensure students can participate in the classroom programmes at their level. Teachers and Teacher Aides work together to differentiate the programmes so that all students have the opportunity to experience success. 
A qualified and experienced teacher also offers group sessions using the Steps Web program.

The Learning Centre

Our Learning Centre is well equipped to support our tamariki who need a little extra help with their learning, well-being or behaviour.
We have a wet area shower, accessible toilet and a fully equipped kitchen.
 
The egg chair, TV, couch and butterfly chair all support students needing time out to self-regulate, and we also run small group teaching with our experienced Teacher Aides.