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The purpose of Learning & Wellbeing Services is to lead and manage policy development, strategic directions, resourcing and specialist professional support for learning and teaching services within and across schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The focus is on improving the learning outcomes of all students who attend diocesan schools through teaching practices and processes that are evidence-based, data-informed, inclusive and focused on student wellbeing.

Personnel in the three teams of Curriculum, Digital Innovation and Learning, and Student Support work collaboratively to ensure student learning and teaching priorities are appropriately delivered, resourced and aligned with the system strategic goals for education.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Providing support, advice and professional development across all curriculum areas K-12
  • Enhancing student and staff engagement with learning, teaching and school operations through effective use of learning technologies
  • Providing access to a range of activities, professional development opportunities, support services and information resources that encourage student wellbeing in our Catholic schools
  • Assisting schools in providing learning support structures and processes for students with diverse learning needs
  • Providing counselling support to all diocesan schools
  • Implementing government-funded targeted programs across a range of areas including Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan Schools, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), Road Safety and Drug Education, Aboriginal Education and Vocational Education.