From the work undertaken by users of the Support Planner it has been possible
to discern four common levels (or zones) of response to student needs. See Levels
This tentative framework may be useful in terms of reviewing the school's
practices, its stage of development and for planning future initiatives.
||1. Ad hoc
& well-being for all
|Reduced need for support
school provision, arrangements & practices
|Person on the spot
||Person on the spot
and senior staff
||Staff, student, family
& support services
staff, student, family, support services, community & profession
||Unacceptable behaviour &
||Inappropriate behaviour &
capabilities, goals, trends, contributions & responses
need & effectiveness of practices
|Monitoring & responding
matching interventions to concerns
making focused on match between needs & school practices
||Past & present
||Past, present &
|Immediate past to
agreements, programs, reviews, team work
||Plans, team work, targeted programs,
& school development
based on summary reports
|Explanation of reaction
||Basis for resolution
||How to achieve shared success
implications & opportunities for school development
improvement for student
and continuous improvement of school provision and practices
1. What is our predominant level of response (and what does this
2. What is our school / my personal response profile? Example, 15% ad
hoc;30% reactive, 40% responsive; 15% proactive
3. What would we like to our profile to be by the end of the year?
4. How can we move in that direction?
5. What are our guidelines (official and unstated) for choosing the level of a response?
6. How can we build our capacity to make responses that better match
the needs of our students, their families and ourselves?
7. What types of needs are attracting what levels of response from us?
8. What does this say about our purposes, values and capacity?
9. Other questions
be really interested in the outcomes. Could be very interesting!!!