At Nord Anglia International School Al Khor, we want ALL children to get the support they need to reach their full learning potential. We have a system which focuses on overcoming barriers to learning with the aim of getting it right for every child.
Nord Anglia International School Al Khor is committed to providing the best educational experience for ALL pupils. A key objective is the provision for pupils identified as having Special Education Needs (SEN). Excellence is encouraged for ALL pupils and we provide opportunities to excel throughout the curriculum. We do this as part of our ethos of celebration of achievement within a whole school climate for success.
SEN refers to any child who is unable, without the provision of additional support, to benefit from the school education provided, due to difficulties in one or multiple areas of need. The 4 areas of need are:
- Cognition & Learning
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH)
- Sensory and/or Physical Needs
The main sources of support in schools are the staff who, through their normal practice, are able to meet a diverse range of needs. With good quality learning and teaching and an appropriate curriculum, most children and young people are able to benefit appropriately from school education without the need for additional support.
For those children who are identified as requiring additional support, parents will be invited to meet with the SEN team to discuss their child’s needs and agree a targeted intervention using a document called a Pupil Passport. This allows us to work together to set targets that should improve educational outcomes.
Pupils identified as having SEN are placed on the school SEN register. The register is reviewed and updated regularly. When a pupil has made sufficient progress that he/she does not need additional input from the SEN Team, they will be removed from the SEN register.
All staff have a responsibility to address SEN. To achieve quality education for pupils, we have a collaborative team approach. In addition to the classroom teachers, learning assistants and subject coordinators, we have dedicated SEN teams in both the Primary and Secondary schools. Members of these teams are well qualified and experienced Teachers and SEN Facilitators.