Sacred Heart implements a multi-tiered system of supports to ensure the needs of all students are identified and met across the domains of health and wellbeing (spiritually, ethically, affectively and cognitively), behaviour, and learning. Educators consult with families and establish processes that support the implementation of tiered supports informed by data and evidence-based instructional practices.
The first tier of support - universal quality instruction for all - involves the provision of quality teaching and learning for all students with screening of academic and pro-social skills determining appropriate supports.
The second tier - targeted support - focuses on specific cohorts of students who need more explicit and targeted support. It involves completing targeted assessments and providing additional evidence-based supports.
The final tier - intensive support - involves more specialised assessments and individualised, targeted intervention.
As is depicted below, the three tiers are not discrete and separate, but fluid. Educational adjustments occur across all tiers.