At Bradshaw we believe in the principle of equity, which means that we endeavour to provide students with what they need to succeed. This is often not the same for all students. We have two senior teachers who co-ordinate our student support and special education processes.
Students with identified learning needs have individual education plans prepared. Progress is regularly monitored with parents, senior school staff, student services staff and the class teacher. The student support staff are able to assist with linking families to community organisations and making appointments.
We have a range of programs to support individual students, including Levelled Literacy Intervention, Sand Play, Rock & Water, Supported Play, Gateways (perceptual motor program), Soundcheck, Lexile Reading Program, Quicksmart Maths, movement programs and oral language programs. Many classrooms also have tutors for part of the day to provide additional support for student learning.
The Learning Hub further supports students with a number of additional programs tailored to meet the needs of small groups of students.
- Before school, the Ninja Warriors program offers fitness challenges and obstacle courses followed by a shared breakfast.
- Junior and Senior well-being groups build confidence and resilience through practical group activities.
- The BOOST reading program runs after school for students in year 1 who are reading between levels A-H. Students come after school come for 1:1 reading intervention with a Year 6 reading buddy.
- Thursday after school in Term 3, students aged 5-8, play AFL Auskick on the school oval.
- Bradshaw School is affiliated with Seasons Netball Club. Netball will recommence in March 2019. Look out for the announcement of training in the newsletter.