Leeming Senior High School offers a welcoming, encouraging learning environment which provides support and promotes effective teaching and learning for all students.
SAER students are Students at Educational Risk and are defined as: “those students who may be at risk of not achieving the major learning outcomes of schooling to levels which enable them to achieve their potential.” There are varied reasons why students may be at educational risk. Students may have a learning difficulty or a medical or diagnosed condition which may impact upon their learning. Sometimes extended periods of absence or family trauma may be the reason why a student is at educational risk. The Student Services team work together to determine the individual student’s needs and then plan to maximise the resources available to support the student within their existing classes.
At Leeming we work closely with our primary schools and parents to collect information about our incoming students. This transition process helps to identify students who may be at risk and require additional support. Students with a diagnosed condition in primary school may have access to Student Centred Funding Disability Association which enables them to access ongoing individual support from and Education Assistant. This close monitoring ensures continuity and assists in the smooth transition to high school.
The Student Services team provide ongoing case management of individual students, including liaison with parents, agencies such as Autism Association, Therapy Focus, Rocky Bay, PMH, CAMHS and WAIDE as well as private speech and occupational therapists.
A School Volunteer Program is currently in place whereby a number of dedicated community members assist a small number of students on a weekly basis to enhance social and educational progress.