We believe in providing learning support for children as a part of their regular school programme. IPS will consult with parents at the admissions stage to ascertain if a child has already been identified as needing special support and, if so, we will do our best to arrange the appropriate guidance.
When a child is identified as needing additional learning support, the school will follow an internal process for referral, assessment, and programme development. Parents will be an integral part of this process. Learning support sessions may involve in-class support by a learning support teacher, small group work, or 1:1 support. The child’s progress is observed and assessed on a regular basis and, when set goals and objectives have been achieved, the child will exit the support programme. Such support is included as part of the regular school fees.
Occasionally, an internal assessment will indicate that further external expertise is needed, and the child and his/her parents will be referred to an outside agency or therapist for additional evaluation. Such intervention will need to be funded separately by the parents. Such therapy might include speech and language therapy, support from an occupational therapist or physiotherapist, assessment by an educational psychologist or clinical psychologist, etc.
At IPS learning support is a joint responsibility, shared by class teachers, subject teachers, class assistants, parents and the Learning Support staff.
All professionals working with a child share the responsibility for implementing the child’s IEP or other plans of action, and for providing the appropriate support based on the designated individual's level of need - as outlined.
Levels of Support / Needs - Guidelines
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