The Role of Student Services
Supporting students in Park West School Division occurs as pictured in the diagram below. At the centre is the student, with core team supports provided by the teacher and parent. If this is not enough support, the team can obtain help from other disciplines (specialist personnel). Inclusive practice encourages trans-disciplinary sharing and collegiality, working within the consultative/ collaborative model.
Some students enter school with various disciplines already involved. Formal introduction of a new discipline or agency requires a referral with written parental/guardian approval. Any specialist support person becomes part of the student's support team. Specialist personnel might work directly with the student or consult/train other team members such as parents/guardians, teachers or educational assistants.