Dubai school more supportive of special needs students

Dubai school more supportive of special needs students

Dubai - Students are making better progress in learning, development.



by

Dhanusha Gokulan

Published: Sat 20 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 21 Feb 2016, 9:25 PM

The 2015-16 inspection report of schools noted a marked improvement in the provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which according to KHDA is a commendable improvement from previous years. Students with special needs were also making better levels of progress in their learning and development.
Inspection findings indicate that there have been improvements in the provision for students with SEND since the last academic year. Even with the addition of six schools having their provision for SEND inspected this year, there have been significant improvements.
The report stated that 61 per cent of schools now benefit from good or better leadership of provision for SEND, compared to 52 per cent last year. This is an important factor in the improvement of provision and outcomes for students with SEND.
The impact of improved leadership of SEND provision is now beginning to positively impact the quality of modification and support that students experience in their education. The number of schools that provide good or better support and modification for students with SEND has increased from 30 per cent to 32 per cent, while the number of schools providing a weak quality of modification has decreased from 22 per cent to 15 per cent.
Most importantly, students with SEND are making better levels of progress in their learning and development.
Whilst there is a marginal improvement of 4 percentage points in schools where students with SEND make good or better progress, the proportion of schools in which students make weak progress has decreased from 22 per cent to 14 per cent.
dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com


More news from Education