School care teams are school based support teams that provide a forum for addressing student needs, with a primary function of structured problem-solving. A care team consists of members of the school staff such as teachers, counsellors, and any other community members who are relevant in supporting students at the given school. Care teams may work in partnership with the parents and families of students as well, thus, they often bring different stakeholders together who work collaboratively to provide the necessary support. School care teams can be effective tools to reduce the underachievement of students by linking educational interventions with other support services.
School care teams might carry out early intervention services targeting students who need additional support to improve their likelihood of success both in terms of academic and social, emotional goals. These services may include small group counselling, bullying prevention activities, mentoring or extended day programs.