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Who we are

Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) are experienced teachers trained to work collaboratively with students, caregivers, family/whānau, teachers, SENCOs, principals and the community to support positive educational outcomes for students between the Years 1-10. Whilst we are not experts we have developed expertise in the field of supporting students with special learning and behavioural needs.

We work collaboratively with schools, teachers and whānau to …
• Identify and overcome barriers to learning for students.
• Assist in adapting the curriculum in a way that is inclusive and the least intrusive.
• Support referrals to other agencies (community, mental health, social services) or other funding sources (ORS, IWS)
• Support the key transitions for students with at risk factors (entry to school, between Primary to Secondary)
• Provide ‘systems support’ to increase capacity of the schools to cater for diverse learning needs
• Support and deliver Ministry of Education initatives
• We also have a particular focus on supporting students with High Learning Needs (HLN), Māori and Pasifika students and children and young people moving into State care through the Gateway process.

To access RTLB support schools can make requests for support once they have exhausted their own resources. Click here to see the NCRTLB Request for Support Checklist.
Click here to access our CMS Referral Website

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Our Values




Support and Respect

Strong Relationships