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Teaching & Learning Team

The purpose of the Teaching & Learning Team is to work in collaborative partnerships to achieve educational outcomes for all students by developing a whole school commitment to inclusive practices and a shared responsibility for student achievement. Each role in the Teaching and Learning Team plays an important part in the effective development of educational programs based on:

  • The diverse needs of students.
  • The centrality of the classroom teacher as the coordinator of students’ teaching and learning needs.
  • A knowledge of teaching and learning principles and practices that enable students to access the  curriculum.
  • Authentic consultation with teachers, students, parents, BCEO personnel, outside agencies and relevant others about the impact of the student’s ability to access the curriculum and achieve learning outcomes.

Teaching & Learning Team Roles


In principle, every teacher is a member of the Teaching & Learning Team, however, the intensive team, whom provide support to teachers and their leaners in progressing student learning, includes:

  • The Leadership Team
  • Primary Learning Leader
  • Support Teacher Inclusive Education P- 3
  • Support Teacher Inclusive Education 3 – 6
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • School Based Speech Pathologist

We work together to empower teachers, so all students show progress in their learning and reach their full potential.

Primary Learning Leader: The role of the Primary Learning Leader is to support staff in delivering high expectations for the learning progress and achievement of each student.  This is done through a process of developing, implementing and supporting whole school approaches to professional practice, curriculum planning, pedagogy, assessment and reporting in line with the Australian Curriculum. The Primary Learning Leader has a pivotal role in supporting teachers within the school to ensure the delivery of improved educational outcomes for students in line with the Brisbane Catholic Education Teaching and Learning Framework and the Model of Pedagogy to deliver excellent teaching and learning.

The Primary Learning Leader works in collaborative partnership with the students, teachers, school officers, leadership team, resource manager, ICT coordinator, STIE: P-3, STIE: 3-6 and parents of St Benedict’s Primary School and additionally with members of the wider BCE community.

Support Teacher Inclusive Education: The role of the Support Teacher Inclusive Education is to work collaboratively to achieve educational outcomes for all students by developing a whole school commitment to inclusive education in an evolving educational environment.

The Support Teacher Inclusive Education works in collaborative partnership with the students, teachers, school officers, leadership team, resource manager, ICT coordinator, primary learning leader, speech pathologist and parents of St Benedict’s Primary School and additionally with external consultants and members of the wider BCE community.

Guidance Counsellor: The role of the Guidance Counsellor is to work collaboratively with the school community to promote and foster the wellbeing and mental health of all students. This includes developing and facilitating programs that promote student wellbeing, providing guidance to families regarding student needs and providing psycho-educational assessment to identify educational and learning needs of the student population.

The Guidance works in collaborative partnership with the students, teachers, school officers, leadership team, STIE: P-3, STIE: 3-6 and parents of St Benedict’s Primary School and additionally with external consultants and members of the wider BCE community.

School Based Speech Pathologist: Our school based Speech Pathologist works in the school two days per week providing support to teachers by identifying needs and facilitating intervention programs across the school.

External Consultants


External consultants in fields such as: English As a Second Language, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy; Hearing Impairment, Vision Impairment and Physical Impairment are available on an advisory basis.