At Victoria Road Primary School, we have chosen to utilise a co-teaching model that ensures our students receive an education that is dynamic and responsive to their individual needs. This model enables us to function with more than one teacher and support staff in each of our classes and offers the flexibility required when working with diverse groups of learners. It promotes collaboration amongst staff and students, thus assisting in creating a genuine learning community.
An example of how co-teaching promotes differentiated learning is when during any class instruction, one teacher may be addressing most students delivering some new content, while the other teacher works at the conferencing table with a smaller group of students who need more explicit instruction using worked examples. Conversely, one teacher may be re-capping on some earlier instruction and the other teacher may be conferencing with a group of students who have demonstrated full understanding of that concept and are now needing to extend to the next level.