Additional Student Supports
School Based Learning Support for Students
Learning Support Team
Fleming students have access to additional teaching support from a school based learning support teacher, as needed. Students who have been identified with a Ministry designation have undergone psycho-educational assessments. These assessments have indicated specific educational needs to qualify them for additional learning support and an individualized education plan.
Sir Sanford Fleming has a School-Based Team (SBT), which consists of the principal, vice principal, learning support teachers, school counselor and the referring classroom teacher. The SBT usually meets every second week. Other specialists (such as a speech language pathologist, educational psychologist or consultants) may also be present depending on the needs and relationship to the student being discussed. The purpose of these team meetings is to share knowledge about children with educational, social/emotional needs, and to access area, district, and community support as needed, to assess and evaluate student progress, to assist with designing strategies to meet the special needs and to document the needs and support provided for the student. Referrals to SBT are made through any of the team members in consultation with the classroom teacher.
If all of the school based supports available have been offered over a consistent period of time and a student continues to have learning difficulties, then a request for a formal assessment of the student’s learning potential and performance (a psycho-educational assessment) may be requested. This request for assessment usually involves a VSB psychologist and speech and language pathologist.
Fleming provides the services of a school counselor who works with the students, parents and teachers, and provides a liaison between the school and district services. Students are most often referred by their classroom teacher. Parents may request an appointment with the counselor by phoning the school. Please note the counselor is only at Fleming Tuesday and Friday (full days) and Wed (am only).