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SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR SECONDARY STLA’S. Role of the STLA. How are students identified to be on the STLA caseload? DET funded students Testing NAPLAN / TORCH / Focused Assessments Feeder School information Previous School information for transferred students Counsellor reports Parents

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Survival strategies for secondary stla s



Role of the stla
Role of the STLA

How are students identified to be on the STLA caseload?

  • DET funded students

  • Testing NAPLAN / TORCH / Focused Assessments

  • Feeder School information

  • Previous School information for transferred students

  • Counsellor reports

  • Parents

  • LST

  • Team Teaching

  • Executive or Class Teachers

  • Role Statement Handout

Organisation and administration
Organisation and Administration

What processes and documentation help with time management and communication?

Stla program outcomes
STLA Program Outcomes

  • To assist with the identification and assessment of students with learning difficulties, including those with mild intellectual disabilities and language disorders.

  • To make information available to staff concerning the specific needs of identified students.

  • To provide students with strategies which will help them to become more independent learners in the mainstream class setting.

  • To assist teachers to meet the needs of LD students through curriculum adjustments, accommodations, Personalised Programs and Life Skills courses.

  • To support School Learning Support Officers (SLSO) working with funded students.

  • To provide avenues for involvement of parents/ carers in the planning of educational outcomes for their children.

  • To provide literacy and numeracy support across the KLAs.

  • To liaise with members of the Learning Support Team regarding referrals and programming priorities.

  • To support literacy/ numeracy programs for Aboriginal and ESL students.

Stla program
STLA Program


Term 1

Finalise Peer Tutor organisation

Planning meetings – Invite parents and Area office staff

Commence LST meetings

Special Provisions applications – commence testing

Term 2

NAPLAN organisation

Update PP and LS reports

Post school applications

Term 3

Wide reading program

Funding support applications

Gather LS outcome profiles

Term 4

Year 8 Tutorial nominations to LST

Catch up program

Transition program for 2010

Stla program headings
STLA Program Headings

  • Classes supported & programs delivered

    Year 8 Tutorial group

  • Curriculum

    Modified assessment tasks and assignments for teachers across all KLA’s as requested

  • Assessment

    Focused assessments for all students scoring 1 or 2 on TORCH

  • Communication

    Liaison with School Counsellors – referrals and follow up

  • Vocational

    “Links” vocational support program implemented for eligible students

  • Training and Development

    STLA Network meeting on NAPLAN and Mind Matters workshop

  • Welfare

    Transition programs implemented for new students

  • Team Members



  • Evaluation

Assessment results spreadsheet
Assessment Results Spreadsheet

Year 7 2009

NAPLAN Focused Assessment

Survival strategies for secondary stla s

Relay of information to staff on Intranet via powerpoint

Student Profiles

John Citizen


Tasks will need to be modified.

One step instructions. Lots of repetition.

Stage 1-2 for reading. Comprehension stage 1.

Numeracy – late stage 1, early stage 2.

Concrete materials needed.

Rocks, vocalizes.

No homework will be completed.

“Time out” to be given in class –

a booklet has been produced for this purpose.

Likes to draw and complete activity sheets.

Will need help with organisation.

Will require monitoring during breaks as he will

fossick in bins for food.

Needs supervision when crossing roads.


  • Training and Development of staff

    - Accommodations and Adjustments

    - Life Skills Curriculum

  • Welfare Committee

  • LST

In school programs
In school programs

Collaborative teaching

Year 8 Tutorial class

Peer Tutor

Year 7 Reading program

Catch up

Parent Reading program

Senior Volunteer Mentor program

Special Provisions

Alternative timetable

Research strategies

Vocational LINKS / VET