Learning Support when your child has very high needs

Learning Support when your child has very high needs

Find out more about the support available for children with the highest level of need to help them join in and learn alongside other children at school.

The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)

The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) provides support for children with the highest level of need for ongoing specialist support to help them join in and learn alongside other children at school.

For most children with special education needs, the Government funds schools to provide extra support. But if your child is among the very small number of students with the highest needs, Ministry of Education Learning Support can help directly at school, through ORS or other specialist services.

ORS can provide:

  • extra support for your child's classroom teacher, from a specialist teacher
  • support from specialists
  • support from a teacher's aide
  • funding for small items your child might need

Starship Foundation and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand acknowledge the cooperation of the Ministry of Education in making this content available to parents/caregivers and families. 

This page last reviewed 14 July 2017.
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