Learning Enrichment

At Silkwood, we recognise that some students may have higher learning needs than others for support or extension. 

We focus on using our personalised approach to cater to these needs inside year level advisory classes, classes that have a lower student to Advisor ratio and tailored personal learning plans. To further support this process, each Learning Community at Silkwood is assigned a specialist Learning Enrichment Advisor, who can provide additional specialised input and support to students and Advisors when required.

When an Advisor identifies a student who:
  • Is not progressing adequately;
  • Is displaying challenging behaviour that is holding them back from learning;
  • Is struggling with the advisory learning environment;
  • Is struggling to stay engaged with their learning;
  • Needs more than what the Advisor can offer in an advisory setting;

Or equally.....

  • Is completing assigned tasks quickly, accurately and with ease;
  • Is progressing with their learning goals at an accelerated rate;

The student is entered into the Learning Enrichment process. This provides immediate case management support from the relevant Learning Enrichment Advisor, and sees necessary support strategies implemented to ensure the student's learning needs are met, and they continue to be engaged in their learning journey.

Multi-Age Advisory

Where a student requires a more highly personalised learning option, where they need additional specialised support for their learning needs, our Multi-Age Learning Enrichment Advisory is considered. 

These advisories enhance student engagement and individual progress by delivering The Silkwood Way with additional support features such as:

  • Lower student to Teacher ratio (1:10), for students who require higher levels of support;
  • The Advisor (Teacher) has additional specialised training in tailoring learning to support students with specialised needs;
  • A quieter and calmer learning environment (fewer students and less noise);
  • Targeted support programs to cater to specific learning needs.
  • Students within this Advisory are from a range of year levels, hence the name ‘Multi-Age’. 

Students in this advisory negotiate the year level cohort activities, camps and excursions they participate in, as part of their Personal Learning Plan. All other learning occurs within the Multi-Age Advisory and is tailored to each students' specific learning needs.

Silkwood launched its first Multi-Age Advisory in 2019, and we can proudly say that all students are highly engaged and making great progress. 

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