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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxQsIr6fJrI. Special Support Centre Arto Willman Head of Student Support Services for Special Needs Students. Today’s challenges to student support services in Finland. Needs for special education and special support is growing

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxQsIr6fJrI

Special Support Centre

Arto Willman

Head of Student Support Services for Special Needs Students

today s challenges to student support services in finland
Today’s challenges to student support services in Finland
  • Needs for special education and special support is growing
  • Challenge of heterogeneity of students ’ ability for learning
  • Challenge in complexity of needs
  • Challenge of common working culture and educational strategies in schools
  • Challenge of quality
  • Challenge of economy

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

ongoing reform for inclusive education
Ongoing reform for inclusive education

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

stepped up support system in finland
Stepped-up support system in Finland

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

management system of the education department
Management System of the Education Department

The Joint

HR

Committee

of the

Department

of

Education

Administration

Services

Chief of

Administration

Financial

Management Unit

Financial Manager

Unit of Administration

and HR

HR Manager

Development Unit

Centre for Learning

and Resources

Development

Manager

Board of Education

Head of Department

The center for

special support,

ERTU

Manager of Student Support

Services for Special Needs

Basic Education Unit

Manager of Basic Education

Upper Secondary School Unit

Manager of Upper Secondary

School Unit

4 regional units of basic

education/

Regional headmasters

Art

School

Upper Secondary

Schools (12 )

Oulu

Conservatoire

Oulu-opisto -

Adult Education

Centre

Comprehensive

Schools/

(59)

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Process organization of Education and Culture services

Contract

EarlychilhoodEducation

Ulla Rissanen

EarlychilhoodEducation

Arto Lamberg

Board of Educ. and Culture s.

Head

Mika Penttilä

Order/

Pruction

Deputy Major

Private and otherproducer

Contract

Basic Education and Youthservices

Marjut Nurmivuori

Contract

Upper Secondary School

Pekka Fredriksson

Culture

Risto Vuoria

Culture services

Contract

Culturalfacilities

Order/

Production

Sport and Freetimeservices

Sport and Leasure

Niina Epäilys

Private and otherproducer

special support centre the joy of learning and support for students
Special Support Centre The Joy of Learning and Support for Students
  • Regional special education – support at the local schools
  • Centralised services – education in special teaching groups
  • Student welfare services – support and wellbeing
  • Immigrant education – readiness for further education

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

regional special education support at the local schools
Regional special education support at the local schools
  • Regional special education services cover extensive special education in schools as well as regional start-up classes and small teaching group operations.

The special education teacher

    • preventive and remedial education to students with difficulties related to learning, studying, or settling in, or with speech development problems.
    • communicate to the other teachers ,offering support services for school staff
    • in upper secondary schoolsmap the problems related to learning, organise support courses, and consult the teachers

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

regional special education support at the local schools1
Regional special education support at the local schools
  • Start-up classes
    • preventive and early support in order to strengthen their readiness for school attendance.

Regional small teaching groups

    • an intensified form of support offered in the local schools for students who require a smaller group size and more individual teaching in order to learn.

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

regional special education support at the local schools2
Regional special education support at the local schools
  • Regional special teaching groups
    • Customised education is provided in the regional special teaching groups per subject or per functional domain. The students also have the opportunity to integrate with the teaching groups in their local school.
      • Metsokangas 3 groups
      • Ritaharju 3 groups
      • Kaakkuri 1 group
      • Ylikiiminki 1 group

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

centralised services education in special teaching groups
Centralised services education in special teaching groups
  • Centralised special education services in special schools and regional special groups provide support when the intensified support services of the local schools are not sufficient.
    • customisedclassroom-type special education.
    • extensively delayed students ,catered to the individual student either per subject or per functional domain
    • for students that require support with their social skills
    • The hospital school unit provides education in the Oulu University Hospital for young patients who are subject to compulsory education.

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

student welfare services support and wellbeing
Student welfare services support and wellbeing
  •  The Student Welfare Department offers the services of the school welfare officer and the school psychologist for pre-primary and basic education as well as the general
  • The operations support and promote a working culture of wellbeing, care and positive interaction in schools.
  • The central questions are related to the development, learning, interaction, and mental health of children and adolescents.

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

immigrant education readiness for further education
Immigrant education readiness for further education
  • The support services for the education of immigrants cooperate in the organisation of education for students with an immigrant background with the schools.
  • The service is targeted at basic education, the transition phase between basic and secondary education, and secondary education.

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

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The objective is to ensure the students’ opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge corresponding to the national core curriculum for basic education and to be prepared for further education.

  • Studying is supported by organising preparatory education prior to the basic education, courses in Finnish as a second language, as well as teaching of the students’ native language and religion in small groups.
  • Preparatoryeducation is offered in the Kaakkuri, Kaukovainio, Koskela, Myllyoja, and Paulaharju elementaryschools and at the Kastelli, Merikoski, Rajakylä, and Terva-Toppilasecondaryschools.

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

special needs assistant service
Special needs assistant service

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

quality management
Quality management

Team of special education

in general education

Team of student welfare

Team of Immigrant teaching

Team of Centralized

special education

Support process of student welfare (in school and with network)

Support process of learning (general to strong support)

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre

main principles
Main principles
  • Collaboration an networked approach (inside and outside)
  • Quality and process oriented (quality, roles, responsibilities, action models, processes)
  • Proactive not reactive
  • Development oriented, dynamic, innovative
  • Student centered, customer oriented (parents)
  • Integrative, inclusive
  • Support teachers, learning environment oriented
  • Resources on right place in right time
  • Professional development
  • Regional management model

City of Oulu | Department of education | Special Support Centre