Within an international school, as in most classrooms, there are students with additional/special educational needs who require instruction beyond what the regular classroom curriculum can provide. At ABC these needs are considered on an individual basis following the school’s policies.

By definition every child is unique and every child has different learning needs. Valuing diversity and difference is a key aspect of becoming more internationally minded and is an important goal of ABC. Inclusive education involves responding positively to each student’s unique learning profile, including students with diverse learning needs.

 

Students with Learning Support requirements may: 

  • Display difficulties or live with conditions that are a barrier to learning and therefore need particular teaching strategies for classroom management and effective education.
  • Display a higher than average aptitude in one or more subjects that requires adaptation and extension of the curriculum.
  • Have the aptitude to meet all curriculum and assessment requirements but require support to reach their full potential in learning and assessment.
  • Require support to access teaching and learning including planned strategies to access curricular instruction and inclusive assessment arrangements to access assessment.

 

At ABC we provide students with the support they need in order to set and meet individual learning targets. Differentiation is an integral part of teaching and learning. This may involve utilising collaborative and cooperative learning, a variety of learning practices, creative approaches to teaching and learning, differing formats and modes of exploring and presenting knowledge and understanding being made available to the students. However, in those cases where students require instruction beyond regular teaching practices, learning support is provided within the framework of the school’s structure. The student’s learning needs are considered on an individual basis and, when necessary, learning support is provided through the coordination of our school psychologist.