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Learning Support Coordinators

September 15, 2019

Kāhui Ako - July 2019

July 22, 2019

Trauma Informed Practice (#1)

June 10, 2019

World EduLead '19

April 30, 2019

Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

April 26, 2019

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September 15, 2019

The government's Learning Support Model identified the need for Learning Support Coordinators to be installed within schools to support the learning needs of our students. The fundamental ethos of the model was to support those students with moderate to low needs....

July 22, 2019

The initial posts within this site have focused on my sabbatical and the discoveries and experiences that provided. Now this site will shift and focus on my own professional development and also the journey of our Feilding Kāhui Ako.

The Feilding Kāhui Ako is gaining mo...

June 10, 2019

Introduction

Whilst I was on sabbatical in the United Kingdom I came across a school in Kensington, London which was focusing on Trauma Informed Practice for Schools.  This reading from the Australian Childhood Foundation is a very useful summary for educators.  I have...

April 30, 2019

As part of my sabbatical I included attendance at the World EduLead Conference in Singapore. This is a world conference run by Intase - an inaugurated group of professionals with a strong passion of amalgamating the best international experts, researchers, policy maker...

April 26, 2019

The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework (LINK) is a document that supports Australian schools to provide each and every student with the strongest foundations to reach their aspirations in learning and life (ASWF:P2). 

April 26, 2019

Recently a range of images were released that examine results from the an array of resources - PISA results, Wellbeing@School surveys and Ministry of Education publications. These make for extremely interesting reading in relation to Wellbeing.

March 14, 2019

ORMISTON JUNIOR COLLEGE (OJC)

Luke Sumich is the principal of a brand new junior high school in East Auckland. The school is a private-public Partnership (PPP) school. Morrison’s are the private entity that own the property. They conduct the maintenance and the Ministry...

March 11, 2019

Recently I attended the forum held at Sancta Maria College in East Auckland. This was a two day event hosted by Infinity Learning. The main speaker was Charles Fadel - a renowned researcher and theoriser on the educational attributes that our young people require to be...

February 10, 2019

Recently I have become interested in a group called the Design Council from the UK. The Design Council is recognised as a leading authority on the use of strategic design. This group uses design as a strategic tool to tackle major societal challenges, drive economic gr...

February 3, 2019

Attached is the flyer for the upcoming EduLead conference in Singapore. Blog posts will follow during this conference.

Conference Flyer.

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Ben Ward-Smith

Principal

Lytton Street School, Feilding