RTLB work to support capability building and inclusive practices within a tiered model of support. We work together with kaiako and kura on improving learning, wellbeing and behaviour supports for students in Years 1-10. In addition, RTLB support kaiako and kura with transition into school, working with colleagues in Early Intervention. RTLB can also support students who are at-risk of disengaging from education.
Te Horanui cluster 36 are committed to supporting kaiako to fulfil the National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP). If you are a kaiako and you are considering putting in a request to the RTLB service, please discuss this with your SENCO/LSC in the first instance.
It may be helpful to do the following;
● Consider what specific support you would like from the RTLB service
● Consider the positive outcomes you would like to see as a result of working with the RTLB service
● Look at what your current data is telling you
● Ensure that all strategies that you can think of have been tried
Sparklers was developed in response to requests from the education sector for tools to help them support and promote the wellbeing of young Cantabrians.
Communication, social interaction, positive behaviour and thinking are areas students with ASD may need some specific support. Explore recommended approaches
Teachers and Teacher Aides Working Together will have the greatest impact if it is actively supported by school leaders.
Individual Education Plans Online - is for anyone involved in developing or implementing individual education plans (IEPs) to support students with special education needs.
Support the learning and wellbeing of students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder across all levels of the curriculum
This guide for dyslexia focuses on areas for specific support and on whole-class strategies that benefit all students.
Down the Back of the Chair is the Ministry of Education's online catalogue of teaching and learning resources for schools, kura and ECE. Access to these resources is restricted to Ministry approved education providers only.
Find information about assistive technology (AT), specialised equipment that students with additional learning needs use in class to increase or improve their ability to participate and learn.
Sensory integration, thinking, social interaction and positive behaviour are areas students with ADHD may need some specific support.
What is the Incredible Years Teacher programme?
The Incredible Years Teacher (IYT) programme provides teachers with approaches to help create a more positive learning environment for their students. It is based on strengthening teacher classroom management strategies, promoting children's pro social behaviour and school readiness. The programme is for teachers of children aged 3-8 years. IYT is delivered by Ministry staff together with key delivery partners - Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour (RTLB). The programmes are also contracted early childhood educators who deliver programmes in their sector.
The programme covers:
● building positive relationships with students
● proactively preventing behaviour problems
● using attention, encouragement and praise to turn behaviour around
● motivating students by giving them incentives
● helping students learn social skills, empathy, and problem-solving
● using appropriate consequences for undesirable behaviour
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) initiatives help parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, schools and kura address behaviour, improve children's well-being, and increase educational achievement.
By strengthening relationships and creating more positive home and school environments, we remove barriers to engagement and improve students' chances to achieve at school and beyond.
PB4L is a systematic approach involving a suite of initiatives. These include universal whole-school change initiatives, targeted group programmes, and individual student support services.
Mana Ake provides support to children in Canterbury, in years 1-8 at school, promoting wellbeing and positive mental health.
They support children at school and at home and provide advice, guidance and workshops for parents, whānau and teachers.
Kaimahi have a diverse range of skills and include psychologists, social workers, counsellors, teachers and youth workers
Design learning to meet the diverse and variable needs of all students in your classroom.
Children and young people learn best when they feel accepted, when they enjoy positive relationships with their fellow learners and teachers, and when they are able to be active, visible members of the learning community.
Te Kete Ipurangi - the online knowledge basket - is New Zealand's bilingual education portal. An initiative of the Ministry of Education, it provides New Zealand schools and students with a wealth of information, resources, and curriculum materials to enhance teaching and learning, raise student achievement, and advance professional development for teaching staff and school managers.