We welcome students with a range of learning abilities, and ensure equal access to educational opportunities for all students.
In order to deliver high standard educational provisions for TDO students, APS will:
• Allocate resources to ensure realistic support is available to students and their families
• Take into account the insights of parents/care-givers, students and professionals involved
• Facilitate student involvement in the decision making processes whenever appropriate
• Respect student and parental choice
• Maximise student participation in their own education and their role within their learning, family and social communities.
• Ensure that student progress is reviewed regularly against clearly defined learning outcomes suited to the child’s abilities, aptitude and potential.
• Provide a comprehensive programme of continuous professional staff development training for teaching and support staff.
• To take into account legislation related to DETERMINED LEARNERS including the new inclusion framework and UAE federal law 2006 and 2009 and Dubai Law no.2 (2014) which clearly demonstrates the commitment to ensure the educational and social inclusion of all children, adults and families experiencing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) . These laws reflect the international best practices and align with UAE’s Ratification Of the UNCRPD, Particularly article 24, on the rights of Inclusive education. (Annexures of article Executive Council Resolution No. (2) of 2017 Regulating Private Schools in the Emirate of Dubai and Law No. (2) of 2014 Concerning Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Emirate of Dubai1attached for reference)
Through a range of intervention programmes and support from the school, we ensure that students are given the care and attention they need to excel socially and academically. Every students individual progress is recorded and an inclusion champion is assigned. Inclusion champions are responsible for ensuring that records are maintained and kept confidential.
The Inclusion Team includes the Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Inclusion, Learning Support Assistant(s), Counselor, Mentors, Therapists (external), School Doctor/Nurses and Homeroom /Subject teachers.
The Inclusion Team will:
• Work in close collaboration with homeroom, subject teachers and other educational staff to support the education of students who experience SEND in a mainstream learning environment.
• Team meetings on a regular basis.
• Maintain minutes of the meetings and utilize effective systems to follow-up on specific actions and strategies.
• Work with parents to ensure that they provide learning support assistance as needed to individual students who experience SEND.
• Where appropriate, develop partnerships with special centers and external professionals who work with individual students. These partnerships will be responsive to the needs of students and their families to ensure access to high quality inclusive education.
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