In 2006 Arohanui joined with the Ministry of Education to provide a specialist intinerant service for students funded through the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS).
The vision of the project is to:
Strengthen families, communities, schools and teachers by building active relationships with each other
Contribute to and enhance learning, social and cultural outcomes for high and very high needs students
Provide opportunites to share information about practice, and build on what is working well
The project aims to:
Maximise resource delivery through MOE–Special Education and special school collaboration
Build the capacity of local schools to cater for students with special needs
Raise the achievement of ORS students
Ensure that all students regardless of their educational setting have access to qualified special education teachers who will work on a regular basis alongside students, teachers and teacher aides within their regular educational programme
Minimise difficulty in recruiting suitably qualified teachers
Provide professional development, practical support and supervision to host school teachers and support staff
Share resources that meet students' specific needs
Liaise with MOE–Special Education and other relevant outside agencies.
The itinerant teachers are experienced special educators with a wealth of knowledge and skills to support families, students and local schools in catering for special needs students within their mainstream setting.
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