The Special Education Program at Patrician Brothers' College Fairfield offers individual students who have been identified as having special needs, the opportunities to further develop their skills in their specific areas of need - academic, social, emotional and physical. The Special Education teachers work closely with subject teachers and Year Co-ordinaters to support the boys in a holistic, intergrated manner in order to provide an enjoyable, educational experience for all.
The following programs have been developed in order to cater for students who have special needs.
* In-class support of these students in the academic areas of English, Mathematics, Science and History/Geography where the curriculum is modified to enhance the understanding of content and the development of skills.
* Small group withdrawal of students for intensive remediation in reading.
* Individual withdrawal of students for short-term intensive skill development. This often occurs with particular units of work where basic skills need to be reinforced.
* The ongoing identification and testing of students in order to track their progress.
* Special Provision of examinations, particularly for Year 10 and 12 who participate in Board of Studies examinations.
* The provision of-school-to-work transition plans and individual educational plans for individual students.
* The amendment of progress for students who experience difficulties with particular curriculum areas, for example, Life Skills programs.
* In all, Special Education teachers work closely with subject teachers and Year Co-ordinators to support the boys in a holistic, integrated manner in order to provide an enjoyable educational experience for all.