Teaching Learning

Learning Support Programme

At Mercy we recognise that the needs of our students are diverse and we attempt to accommodate different learning styles, rates of learning and learning abilities.

Once a student’s needs are identified, the Learning Support Team in consultation with the class teachers and outside professionals where appropriate, ensure that the student is provided with suitable individual support to ensure equal access and participation in the curriculum. 

The Learning Support team assist teachers with the development of learning strategies, ensuring that the curriculum is differentiated to cater for the various levels of need. All funded students as well as those who have a diagnosed learning difficulty/disorder have a School Adjustment Plan in place to meet their individual learning needs. Special Provisions are provided during exams for students who meet the Board of Studies’ guidelines for Disability Provisions for the HSC.

Our Learning Support Team is made up of teachers who have qualifications in a variety of fields of Special Education.  Students are supported by expert Learning Support Assistants who work with individual students in mainstream classes across a variety of KLAs.  The College generally does not withdraw students with additional needs from classes.