Tapping Primary School has developed a comprehensive process to sellect students for inclusion in our Extension and Enrichment (E & E) pro-grams
In Term 2, every class teacher completes a checklist, designed to iden- tify the characteristics of students requiring extension. These checklists are analysed and compiled by our E & E Coordinator, Mrs Fairhead. Mrs Fairhead discusses the students’ strengths and areas of need with the class teacher. As the program requires students to be withdrawn from their regular class, the teacher also screens the students for behavioural or education needs that may require the student to stay with their normal learning programs.
The checklists are completed every year for a number of reasons:
To allow for different developmental rates of learning and maturity
To ensure new students entering the school are assessed
To provide teachers with another assessment tool to enrich their knowledge of their class
A record of the students identified and the courses they attend is kept, to ensure that programs are provided fairly across year levels and individuals.
Courses are developed to meet the age, needs and areas of interest of the students. They are designed to provide motivating, real-world activities for the students which will challenge and extend their thinking and skills. The program provides the students with the opportunity to work with a variety of students. The finished projects are often presented to outside agencies for feedback.
Courses generally run for one term.