Inclusive education means that students with special needs have the opportunity to participate in educational programs and services in the least restrictive environment that is commensurate with their individual strengths and needs (UAE Ministry of Education, Special Ed Dept. – ‘School for All’). At Raffles World Academy (RWA), the learning support services are provided in accordance with the above philosophy.
We at RWA are aware that the provision for students with special educational needs is a matter for the school as a whole. In addition to the school’s principal, the Head and Deputy Head of Primary and Secondary, the Head of Learning Support and the Learning Support teachers – all other members of staff have important responsibilities in helping students access the curriculum. This makes the continuous cycle of identifying, planning, teaching, learning, assessing and evaluating very important because it requires every teacher to take account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the students. Personalized learning is implemented within the classroom to ensure progress in all students.
We encourage students with SEN to join in the activities of the school, wherever possible and reasonably practical whilst considering the optimal learning of all students with whom they are being educated.