We aim for every child to be the best they can be and achieve to their potential. Sometimes there is a need to provide additional programmes to support the learning of individuals and groups of students. 

Teachers use assessment information to group students according to learning needs in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers and students will also co-construct personal learning goals in these areas.

These programmes are provided dependent on resourcing and personnel. Teachers and management make the final decisions as to who would benefit from these programmes.

PB4L - Positive Behaviour for Learning

What is PB4L?

The School-Wide framework Positive Behaviour for Learning School Wide (PB4LSW) is a long term approach that supports us here at our school to create a culture where positive behaviour and learning thrive. Students are taught in very specific terms what behaviours are expected of them. There is a consistent response to these behaviours across the school. The framework has been adopted the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Support (PBIS) framework from the United States.

The Principles Behind PB4L..

Positive Behaviour for Learning believes:

The Difference PB4L Will Make..

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

The Target Road School ESOL programme provides a comprehensive and interactive learning programme to enhance the English Language Learner’s (ELL) use of English effectively for communication, social and academic needs through immersion in the four modes of English of listening, speaking, writing and reading.

Homework Sheets

The classroom teacher sets homework sheets and these may be brought to the ESOL sessions to help ELLs understand what is needed.

Classroom Topics

Classroom topics are also included within the ESOL programme. Communications with the classroom teachers is done on a regular basis. Inquiry learning is done over two terms - this challenges the ELL with language acquisition and research skills.

With the use of visuals, photos, pictures, maps and diagrams, there is plenty of opportunity for written and oral support.

ESOL Group Classes

ELLs are placed into an ESOL class with a varied and interesting programme and continued support using visual and concrete material for a varied and interesting programme.

Home Reading

Children are encouraged to loan ESOL readers to take home and share with family members. Time is allocated to check the reading levels and to conduct reading assessments.


Each child has a workbook and a scrapbook set-aside for ESOL sessions - these are available to parents at anytime.

Incidental Lessons

The ELLs may bring material and news from their country of origin to share with others - time will be given to allow for this.

Parent Information

Some useful web references for parents of ESOL children: