As an open entry school, Carey attracts students with a wide range of abilities. At any given time, the school population includes students who require specialist intervention and provision beyond the classroom.

Carey is committed to discovering and providing the best learning conditions for all students with special needs, in an environment that promotes intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Learning Development in the Middle School assists students who require more time and attention to consolidate and develop their skills. Those with learning difficulties, social and emotional problems or physical disabilities have their special needs catered for within classrooms and in individual or small group situations. Trained special education teachers assist in identifying needs through contact with parents, classroom observation by teachers and by formal testing. Relevant information is provided to teaching staff in relation to appropriate methods, materials and classroom content to cater for a variety of learning styles, motivation and ranges of academic ability. In addition, Learning Development teachers collaborate with subject teachers to assist individual students, as well as playing an active role in the development and teaching of foundation literacy skills.

For more information about Learning Development, please refer to Pathways at Carey.