The Learning Support Coordinator roles are full-time, dedicated positions that are central to identifying and providing assistance to all children and young people with disabilities and learning needs. The Learning Support Coordinators functions focus on the following:
- support students through building an inclusive school or kura and cluster environment where all students participate, progress and make successful transitions;
- support kaiako/teachers in schools and kura to lift their capability to better meet the needs of learners, and to strengthen their connections with early learning services;
- support for parents and whānau to partner successfully with their school or kura and develop an understanding of learning support processes and who to contact if needed;
- work with other LSCs across the cluster, and connect with the Learning Support Facilitator and wider agencies, such as Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, to access services and resources to support learners;
- work with and influence the school or kura leadership team to ensure all students receive the appropriate support to enhance their learning and progress.
The purpose of these roles is to ensure that support is being provided to all learners and encouraging a collaborative approach of support among the wider school communities. They also focus on engaging with family and whānau in their children’s learning plan and progression.