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Specialist Literacy Teachers in Primary/Intermediate

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Started by Tash Jacobs 18 Mar 2016 12:36pm () Replies (5)

I am currently working in an intermediate which has implemented the new innovative concept of having specialist teachers in all areas.  Is there anyone out there who has worked in this model before or knows of a school working like this.  I am also interested in any research.  

Obviously as this innovation is in its infancy there are some teething problems.  I am particularly interested in how literacy across the curriculum could be implemented.

We are currently looking at the idea of working in collaborative teams with the Science, Social Science and Literacy teachers collaboratively planning, tracking target students and sharing the load of literacy across all three areas.

Any ideas or experiences greatly received. 


  • Shane (View all users posts) 29 Mar 2016 8:14pm ()

    I don't know if this is what you mean - but I work in a small collaborative team in a full primary school. We have about 70 pupils at Yr 7-8.

    One of us teaches all of the Reading, another the Writing and I am responsible for teaching all of the Mathematics. We still co-teach inquiry/PE/Sport/etc.


  • Kaye Gillies (View all users posts) 29 Mar 2016 7:46pm ()

    Hi Tash

     This sounds like an exciting move.  It might be helpful to talk to specialist teachers from area schools as they sometimes work with primary age students in this role.  RTLBs and RTLits may have some good ideas too.

    All the best


  • Tash Jacobs (View all users posts) 18 Mar 2016 1:07pm ()

    I would be interested to hear your thoughts and ideas around how we can truly embed literacy across the curriculum. :)

  • Yvonne L (View all users posts) 18 Mar 2016 1:05pm ()

    Hi Tash,  

    I  expect to be working there too,next term, with a pupil, and will be interested in following this discussion too.

    Thanks for posting.

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