Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI)
The Fountas & Pinnell Levelled Literacy Intervention is a powerful, short-term intervention, that provides daily, intensive, small group instruction, which supplements classroom literacy teaching. LLI turns struggling readers into successful readers with engaging levelled books and fast-paced systematically designed lessons. (Fountas and Pinnell)
Lessons are conducted by teaching and support staff; Tracey King, Beau Cross and Georgia Hiscock, four days a week. Family support is essential to ensure success of the intervention and children that participate are encouraged to read their LLI text every school night, complete activities and return it the follow day.
The Speech Trained Assistant Program (S.T.A.P.) is an additional learning program that supports students who have difficulty or delay with articulation of sounds and/or language development.
Students participating in S.T.A.P. (with parental permission) are withdrawn from the classroom for approximately a twenty minute session, usually twice a week, working individually or in a small group with a teacher aide facilitating the program.
Currently, there are five S.T.A.P. facilitators at Horsham West and Haven Primary School, who all work under supervision of the Department of Education and Training Speech Pathologists:
Mrs Catherine Harris
Mrs Pamela Schwarz
Ms. Claudia Moretti
Mrs Anne Sleep
Mrs Helena Smith