INCLUSION DEPARTMENT (SEND) IS SOARING HIGH!
CHECKLIST FOR ASSESSMENT OF NEW STUDENTS
The SENDCo conceptualized Assessment Checklist to gauge the Behavior, Fine Motor and Social Skills of the new students’ applicants who took the Entrance Exam last March, 2018. The results of the Assessments will be used to determine and address the needs of the students for support and intervention for Academic Session 2018-2019.
Multi-disciplinary team who handled the Admission process were given an orientation on the administration of the assessment checklist and the process of admission.
SENDCo MEET PARENTS OF STUDENTS OF DETERMINATION
Parents Teachers Meeting for Third Term took place last March 22, 2018 and follow thru last April 22, 2018 for the new Academic Session. This was an avenue for the Inclusion Department to meet and greet the parents of the Students of Determination.
Parents were given personal invitation by the SENDCo. The Parent engagements zero in on the things to be done by the parents at home to manage the behavior and to improve the academic standing of their children, students’ progress, support and intervention of the school, feedback of teachers, and Individual Education Plan (IEP). Parents were given commendation through certificate of appreciation presented by the Head of Inclusion for their maximum support to their children. Almost all the parents were happy with the Inclusion Department for the effort and support given to their children as they have seen remarkable improvement.
ORIENTATION ON CLASSROOM-BASED, IN- CLASS AND OUT-CLASS SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Orientations were conducted by the Inclusion Department with the teachers, Head of Department, Coordinators, and Students of Determination including the Inclusion Support Team. Discussions were focused on the different “Classroom Support both in-class and out class for Students of Determination, Remedial Classes in English, Maths and Science from Grades 1 to 9 and the Inclusion Support Team that will be implemented for Academic Session 2018 – 2019”. The session gave heads up on the support system the school was and will be implementing. Orientation was and eye and heart opener to internalize that they have a big role to partake in developing the minds, molding the hands and touching the lives of the students.
FREE EDUCATIONAL TRIP AT AL NOOR ISLAND
Educational trip for students is one of the avenues wherein students will be in touched with real life learning. Last 15th of May, 2018 Students of Determination had their Educational Trip at AL Noor Island, Sharjah. Students were not only exposed with places in UAE but it widen their horizons with the beauty of nature. Al Noor Island showcased more than 500 exotic butterflies, 70,000 different kinds of trees, plants, and birds. The lush landscape of the island presented an idealized view of nature and complemented its architectural design and diversity.
TEACHERS GUIDELINES FOR TEST CONSTRUCTION
Tests and exams were given to measure the learning and achievements of the students. At some point it creates negative effects both to teachers and the students if the students get low scores which in turn lead to some other issues especially to students with learning difficulties.
For this reason, the SENDCo formulates guidelines for teachers on how to construct and modify examination paper for Students of Determination. In this way, barriers to testing will be avoided and it will impart clear picture of testing modification and accommodation.