Carisbrook School is focussed on providing opportunities and support for students to reach their full potential. Carisbrook School provides a number of programmes to boost student achievement in Literacy and Mathematics including the following. These support programmes are intervention programmes and can range from a few weeks to whole year duration.
Reading Recovery Programme:
The Reading Recovery programme is a Literacy acceleration programme targeting six year old students. Each student receives half an hour each day in a one to one session for an average of 20 weeks with a qualified Reading Recovery teacher. Carisbrook School invests significant resourcing into this programme and have two teachers working part time in the Reading Recovery area; Carolyn Horton and Tessa Jowett.
Maths Specialist Teacher:
Carisbrook School employ a full time mathematics specialist teacher, Kat Freeman to provide support and extension programmes for groups of students in identified areas. Kat Freeman is working with Senior Students. Debbie Griffiths will be working as a maths specialist teacher in 2017. We have seen great results from this initiative both in academic achievement and in the positive attitude towards maths. The accelerated maths programmes provide students with additional maths sessions each week focussing on the identified areas of need. Students remain in the MST programme until they have met their targets.
In 2017 Accelerated Learning in Literacy programme is a short term intervention that aims to provide support to boost student's achievement. This fifteen week intervention is Ministry of Education funded and provides identified students with additional literacy lessons each week for the fifteen week programme. This year our part time ALL teachers will be Rachelle Moors, Janice Beharrell and Tania Hodges. This intervention programmes will start in Term 2, 2017.