Special Educational Needs
Students who are entitled to Resource Hours are given allocation by the Department of Education and Science following submission by the school management. Such allocations are usually based on findings from a psychological/Educational report and related data provided by the school management. The granting of these hours is not based on intellectual.
A teacher is usually assigned to each student and works with him/her individually or in a small group. The area of work that is carried out with each of these students depends totally on his/her needs. The progress of the student(s) is monitored and evaluated in the context of individual educational plans.
Learning support is designed to help students with learning difficulties to access the curriculum. This support provides learning programmes for the students who have been assessed as low achieving. Such students will normally be performing at or below the 10th percentile on nationally standardized tests.
The Learning Support team develops and implements an individual learning programme for each student based on an assessment of needs and a specification of learning targets for the student. A learning support teacher may work with groups of students as well as individuals. The area of work that is carried out with each of these students depends on their academic needs.