Students who benefit from LAP
ANY STUDENT WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM ONE-TO-ONE TIME WITH A CARING VOLUNTEER CAN TAKE PART IN THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME.
When you are young, learning can be a delight or a difficulty. Some young people are challenged by their inability to express themselves, or they hide their feelings behind a shield of self-doubt. Some have a feeling of isolation, some a sense of being behind the other students, while others are more capable than the rest of their peers. These barriers can be very real and children and young people often need extra personal or learning support as well as the opportunity to spend time in a caring atmosphere with someone they can trust.
Students across all year levels with diverse personal, academic, social and emotional needs are referred to the programme by teachers, specialist teachers and parents. Some students recommend themselves.
Students who benefit include those who:
- Would value the opportunity to have special time with a mentor and friend in a safe and happy environment
- Have a talent or interest to be nurtured/extended
- Have low self-esteem or confidence
- Need encouragement and support with class work
- Are shy or disruptive
- Have English as a second language
- Find literacy and numeracy a challenge
- Have emotional needs – anxiety, stress or grief
- Have identified special education needs
It is important that students from each of the different group outlined above are referred to the programme to ensure that ALL students are able to access this special one-to-one time.