School Support Team

School Support Team

  • School teams include the student and their parent(s), classroom teachers, resource teachers, guidance counsellors, and principals. Who is on the school team changes based on the needs of the child.
  • Some ways the school team can help the teacher support students include:
    • planning together,
    • teaching together,
    • small group support,
    • gathering more information to understand what the child needs,
    • short term one-on-one teaching,
    • working with parents on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Behaviour Intervention Plan (BIP) if needed.


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  • Students bring their interests, strengths and efforts to school to help them learn, to the best of their ability.
  • Parents are the first teachers of their children.They know their child best. They can provide the teacher with valuable insight into how their children learn, what is important to them and their child, and how to help their child.
  • Classroom Teachers help all the children in their classroom to learn by teaching in different ways.
  • Resource Teachers help classroom teachers by planning and teaching together, by working with students, and by leading teams that work together to help students.
  • Guidance Counsellors help classroom teachers by planning and teaching together about feelings, problem solving, and getting along with others. They also work with students, in small groups or by themselves.
  • Principals are part of team planning and they make sure the team has what it needs to follow their plan for the student
  • School Support Team includes the student, parents, teachers, school staff, and other staff, such as clinicians and consultants, who work with the school team to help with student-specific planning and educational programming.