At GPS, our SEND admissions policy is in accordance with Federal Law 29 (2006) regarding the education and outcomes of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
GPS is an inclusive school committed to identifying and meeting the needs of each and every student. We start from the premise that each child is unique and that all students have varying degrees of exceptionality and need. This is why is very important for our teachers to get to know the children in their care. We differentiate and personalise learning plans, adapting and modifying the curriculum and providing appropriate challenge and support, working in cooperation with parents and, where appropriate, specialist agencies and providers. We are committed to implementing the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework (2017) and meeting the Directives and Guidelines for Inclusive Education (2019).
KHDA Education Policy: https://www.khda.gov.ae/cms/webparts/texteditor/documents/Education_Policy_En.pdf
We see ourselves as a learning community where all children are valued, because of their different learning needs and abilities. The school’s Inclusion Unit meets the needs of children requiring additional support including those who are identified as being High Achievers (HA) and Gifted and Talented (GT). Just as every teacher receives training to support English Language Learners (ELLs), they also receive training to ensure that the needs of all students are met as far as possible in the mainstream classroom, including those registered as students of determination (SEND) and/or gifted and talented (GT).
More information may be requested from the Head of Inclusion in order to determine the best assistance for student learners.