Inclusion at NIS
Inclusion is a shared school belief about educating all students. Each child is part of the rich diversity of the community.
The true essence of inclusion is based on the belief that students with learning differences should be included in naturally occurring settings and activities with their peers. It is a commitment to educate all children to the maximum extent appropriate in the regular classroom setting. Differentiated instruction and specialist support teachers should help all students to be challenged and successful, including the highest achievers.
Personal Excellence: We believe that all students can learn and succeed. At NIS, all of our students are challenged to the best of their ability to achieve personal success. In support of this goal, student self-advocacy is an essential element in helping students know how they learn best and how to articulate their learning needs.
In the Learning Support Department, we provide tiered levels of support.
Students participate in the same curriculum content as their peers with the same learning outcomes and they benefit from instruction in the classroom, but may need accommodations to access and demonstrate understanding of the curriculum.
Students participate in the same curriculum content as their peers with mostly the same learning outcomes, but require accommodations and/or some modifications to one or more curriculum areas to access and demonstrate understanding of the curriculum. The focus of instruction may be remedial and aimed at teaching basic skills within the context of the grade level/class curriculum.
Students participate in a modified programme from the grade level curriculum. The student most likely has a 1:1 learning assistant that attends to his/her learning and social needs throughout the school day.