Inclusion and Differentiation
We believe that every child at BES is a unique and special individual.
Every student has a particular talent and personal resources which we use as entry points for furthering the child’s growth and development. We want our students to grow and develop in the knowledge that every person connected with the school is recognized as a valued member of the school community and has a duty to work to the best of his/her ability in order to realize his/her unique potential as a happy, caring and talented individual.
We aim to give every student the opportunity to experience success in learning and to achieve to their maximum potential through a flexible and differentiated program. Our faculty values students of different abilities and supports inclusion as a preferred model for assisting students with special needs. In each class teaching and learning styles and classroom organization will be flexible to promote effective learning. Grouping to support children with special educational needs will be part of this process.
We recognize that students learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We understand that a differentiated approach based on best practices in education supports the learning of all students in our classes. We recognize that many students, at some time in their developmental continuum, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, whether they are long or short term. We aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve his or her full potential.
OUR CHILD STUDY TEAM : PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING
Our well-established and professional team works alongside the teachers and students so as to enhance the children’s learning skills and self confidence. Our Child Study Team is composed of a School Counselor, a psychologist and a play therapist. When needed, this team motivates and stimulates the child’s learning process; helps build self-confidence and recognition of personal strong points, considering the objectives to be reached.