Learning Diversity

What is Learning Diversity?

Learning Diversity refers to the limitless variety of life experiences and attributes a child brings to their formal learning at school. At Glenealy educators seek to meet the needs of all learners, so that every student experiences success. 

Some students may have a variety of stretches and strengths within Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Fine and Gross Motor and Social & Emotional Literacy (SEL), or they might meet criteria needs such as:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Autism
  • ADHD 
  • Global Delay 

What does the Learning Diversity Team do?

The role of teachers and the Learning Diversity Team is to support students, removing barriers to learning, including adapting learning environments and refining teaching strategies and scaffolds to enhance learning engagement for all students.

What does support for students with diverse learning needs look like? 

At Glenealy School we recognise that many of our students, from time to time, may need a little more support or encouragement to be successful on their learning journey. We are a team that supports the whole child and also the family. We support the development of:

  • Academic Journey
  • Physical development
  • Social development
  • Communication
  • Wellbeing

The Learning Diversity Team is currently made up of one Specialist Teacher and four Educational Assistants. We also collaborate with a Speech Therapist and an Occupational Therapist from SPOT (a parent funded caring team of exceptional therapists who work at Glenealy).  We work across the whole of Glenealy School supporting all students and teachers. 

The Learning Diversity Teacher and Educational Assistants work with students in all classrooms, in breakout spaces, outside, our sensory room and in ‘The Place’.

‘The Place’ is a space where any student can visit, play or come to complete work as it has become an inclusive area for all Glenealy students.