We recognise that an increasing number of children might have special educational needs of varying degree at some time during their school lives. This might be the result of general learning difficulties, specific problems or the need to be able to make full use of a specific ability. Sometimes learning problems can be lengthy and complicated and in other cases they can be overcome in a short period of time, through individual help and guidance.
It is our school’s policy that all students have full access to all the opportunities we offer and achieve the best possible standards using their full potential. However, the school systems, teaching methods, learning approaches and materials may not be extensive and varied to meet the range and complexity of individual needs. In such cases the child may need special educational support to meet the requirements of children with specific learning needs.
When children experience significant learning difficulties, they might require extra teaching support either individually or in small groups under specialist teachers or guides. The length of time the children receive additional support depends upon the individual difficulties and the scale of progress. The additional costs incurred by the school to provide special attention shall be borne by the parent.
Parents are earnestly exhorted to provide their children with both physical and moral support, and it is intended that some work will be undertaken at home, with parental help, in order to facilitate progress. In case there is no significant progress within a reasonable time and if the school considers that the child will not be benefited from the school’s programmes and resources, parents of such pupils will be required to withdraw them from school in their own ward’s best interest.
The school endeavours to provide for the higher achievers, catering for their particular abilities or talents through both differentiated work and additional activities. Pupils who demonstrate a significantly higher level of ability than most pupils of the same age in one or more areas are supported through activities which further enhance and enrich their experience. These may be events organised through the school or by external organizations in this field.