Inclusion for all students
Jumeirah College is an inclusive school. Our vision for Inclusive Education is that we achieve excellence together through all students receiving the support they need to meaningfully belong to their school and wider community, feel valued for their contributions, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic, cultural, social and emotional success in a common learning environment.
At Jumeirah College we welcome children with a range of learning preferences, including Students of Determination (students with special education needs and disabilities) and students who are gifted and talented. Our staff are committed to educating all students in a common learning environment with similar-aged peers. At Jumeirah College diversity is made visible as a strength. Respectful relationships are continually enhanced and all children fully participate in learning through adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet the diverse range of learners reflected in wider society.
At Jumeirah College we implement Individual Education Plans for our Students of Determination. We have secure links with numerous Educational Psychologists, Behavioral Optometrists and Occupational Therapists. Sharing educational history with Jumeirah College prior to a place being offered is essential so that staff can ensure an appropriate assessment of educational need, educational plan and resourcing is in place. Admission is not conditional on the submission of a medical diagnosis and we have effective transition processes in place for all children.
Students are not refused admission based only on their experience of a special education need or disability (SEND) and we give sibling priority for admission to students who experience SEND. Staff follow KHDA guidance and procedures for scenarios where, very rarely, it may not be in the best interests of the child to be placed in Jumeirah College. This information will be shared with the KHDA, following expected procedures.
Miss Victoria Brown, Head of Inclusion