Diversity and Inclusion
Lake Tuggeranong College is an inclusive educational institution that works to support all students to achieve their full potential during their time at the college. Students are encouraged to work closely with their Wellbeing coordinator, Academic Officers, and teachers to develop a program that reflects their personal goals and future pathways.
Many students require extra support during their time at Lake Tuggeranong College and we provide a range of support services to ensure all students can access and participate in their learning program to the best of their abilities. Staff at Lake Tuggeranong regularly engage in the Disability Education training and have a strong awareness of trauma-informed practice and positive psychology that is reflected in their classroom practice.
Lake Tuggeranong College has a number of support programs in place for students:
The Hub - (Learning Support Unit) students are deemed eligible for this level of support through the Central Placement Program (CPP) run by the Inclusion team of the Education Directorate. Student eligibility is assessed by school psychologists using the ACT Student Disability criteria. Students are provided the opportunity to access a small group program with a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:8 if that suits their learning needs, students are further supported by Learning Support Assistants in the classroom. Students are invited to participate in the modified courses Contemporary English, Contemporary Maths, Life, Leisure & Learning, Food for Life, and Woodwork in the small group program.
Students are also welcome and encouraged to choose courses from across the curriculum that are of interest to them. Where required students will be able to access the modified curriculum in the course of their choice.
Students’ programs are developed with parent and student input to ensure their studies suit their needs. Parents and students are regularly invited to engage with the school when constructing Individual Learning Plans that will help to support students and formulate clear and achievable goals for the individual.
The Resource Room is an experienced team of Learning Support Assistants who provide support for a range of students, including students who are funded through the Inclusion Support Program (ISP) as designated by the Education Directorate, and students who are referred to the program by staff at the college and students identified by feeder schools. Students are also encouraged to self-refer to this service when required.
Students may use this space on a timetabled basis or their offlines, others will utilise this service during class time in negotiation with their classroom teachers.
Students are encouraged to seek support services by talking to their SWC or AO, or any of the College Life team.
Macqlit Program - The Macquarie Literacy Program or MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older low-progress readers. It provides a comprehensive sequence of lessons delivered by trained Learning Support Assistants and/or teaching staff that includes all the key components necessary for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Students may be recommended for this program by their high school, parents, or self-referral. Students who have identified a need and desire to address significant literacy weaknesses are invited to participate in this program. Placement is reassessed at the end of each term and students are encouraged to re-engage in their English course once they have successfully completed the program. This program is run in a small group - with an instructor to 6 students or less.
|Identification||LTC Programs||Delivery / Curriculum||Ratio|
|LSU||Centrally placed by CPP (Disability Education)||Hub|
3 core M units in HUB
2 electives choices
|1:8 + LSA support|
|ISP||Identified by Disability Education as requiring significant adjustments to the program||Resource Room connection|
5 electives (including minor in English)
Or 4 electives and an R unit support line
|LSA support and case management|
|School or self-identified support needs without official diagnosis or evidence||Identified by student, parent or carer, teachers, and wellbeing officers||Resource Room connection||5 electives (including minor in English)||LSA support|
|Macqlit program||Identified by student, parent or carer, and teachers. (Diagnostic testing forms part of the initial assessments on entry)||Based on student timetable and level of need|
5 electives (including minor in English)
Macqlit provides an R unit point per semester
|Trained Macqlit coach|