Maddington Education Support Centre (6053)

School Overview

Maddington Education Support Centre (ESC) demonstrates a calm, warm and caring environment where every child is valued and treated as an individual. We are a small, but growing school, sharing a site with Maddington Primary School.

We enrol Kindergarten to Year 6 students who have a diagnosis of an intellectual or intellectual/ physical disability and inclusive of Students on the Autism Spectrum or Global Development Delay with High Educational Needs. All students have been placed into Maddington ESC in accordance with Schools Resourcing procedures.

All our staff are highly specialised in all areas of education support. They design and develop various programs that cater for all our students' needs throughout the centre, including the implementation of programs from outside agencies. All our classrooms are set up in a highly structured and rotational routine to implement a modified TEACCH program. This program is highly beneficial for all students regardless of their diagnosis and is implemented four mornings a week for numeracy and literacy.

In 2018, we have five separate education support classrooms for all year groups which makes sure our students have 1:1 tuition all morning until lunch.

Maddington ESC places an emphasis on rewards for positive and improved behaviours. This includes excursions at the end of each term and the establishment of tangible reward systems in each classroom. Every Friday, a student from each class is chosen for a principal's award. To assist in behaviour management 1.2.3 Magic was introduced into all classrooms to help children who had difficulties with compliance and on-task behaviours.

A positive emphasis resulted in less withdrawals and suspensions and an almost total absence of the use of unacceptable language. Maddington ESC incorporates strong social skills emphasis in all areas. The continuation of the PATHS programme (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) is important in helping change potentially challenging behaviours. The teaching of the core values; care, courtesy, respect and responsibility are essential to the process. A whole school approach ensures all children are taught essential strategies for anger management and communicating positively with people.

Many of our students have access to a school bus service. This is provided to students within an allocated area and if there are seats available by Perth Public Transport Authority (PTA). Applications are online for all families within a certain designated area. This is a door to door service that is offered free of charge. We have many families that live outside of this catchment area, but are happy to transport their children to school, so they are able to attend this great learning environment, which offers over and above the usual learning experiences.

All students have their own Ipad and all rooms have an electronic board for all students to interact with. We have invested in Robots and Bee Bots for coding so all students are fully interactive. We have large play areas and modern play equipment for all.

Parents are invited to meet with the principal to discuss issues, initiatives and any developments happening at Maddington ESC. Ideas are shared and issues dealt with in a timely manner.
Maddington ESC and Maddington Primary School share a joint P&C and School Council.

The committed parents and staff involved, reflects the strong partnership of all members of our school community, to support the learning outcomes of all student in both schools.

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