At Glenealy School we recognise that students have a wide range of learning needs and we strive to create an inclusive model of provision that celebrates differences and responds positively to each child’s unique needs.

Our practice of inclusive education:

  • Embraces all aspects of diversity-cultural, intellectual, physical and social & emotional needs
  • Values all student needs and individuality
  • Respects all learners’ rights

Our dedicated team supports children with a wide range of additional needs through differentiated planning and provision, and intervention programmes which address the dimensions of schooling outlined below:

  • Thinking and learning
  • Emotional and social wellbeing
  • Speech and language
  • Social and communication
  • Motor coordination, physical and self-care
  • Medical

Glenealy School Individual Needs Provision
Glenealy School practice is based on an inclusive philosophy. Being an IB World School, our practise reflects the IBO statement of inclusion (August 2010):
“Inclusion is an ongoing process that aims to increase access and engagement in learning for all students by identifying and removing barriers.”

Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the Individual Needs department at Glenealy School are to:

  • Provide clear procedures for identifying, monitoring and teaching children with Individual Needs, in line with the ESF policy and practice.
  • Support the staff and students within the mainstream classroom to ensure suitable and effective adaptation is taking place.
  • Enhance the teaching and learning experiences to ensure that all students have access to a significant and engaging curriculum that matches their needs.
  • Promote positive approaches and support for students who require social and communication development.
  • Maintain detailed and up-to-date records of all individual needs to ensure smooth transition within and between schools.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, families, ESF staff and outside agencies.

Please refer to the Overview: Special Educational Needs on the ESF website for further information