Achievement Team - Reach British School Abu Dhabi

The goal of the Achievement Team is to reduce the barriers to learning and enrich learning opportunities

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Achievement Team

The Reach British School Achievement Team aims to support every student to reach their full potential. The Achievement Team strives to ensure that students achieve positive outcomes and make academic progress.

The Achievement team offers support for students in the classroom environment, working with the class teacher to tailor provisions to address a specific need. This can be for a variety of reasons including Specific Learning Difficulties, Special Educational Needs, English as a second or additional language, and Social Needs. The team is available to assist and guide teachers and parents in planning and coordinating the best support possible for all students.

Procedures for Pupils with Additional Needs

If a teacher or the Admissions Assessment Team identifies a student as having additional learning or social/emotional needs, they will notify the Head of Inclusion.  To clarify the nature and extent of the need, the Inclusion Team will carry out assessments and observations.

For some students these needs will be emotional or social and may affect the child’s ability to interact well with peers or other adults. If the school makes a judgement that these needs pose a safeguarding risk, the school reserves the right to ask the parent for a medical or psychological report from The American Center, Abu Dhabi, The Maudsley Center Abu Dhabi, or in the case of Early Years, Kids First.

Reach British School also reserves the right to request a qualified shadow teacher from the time when a medical report is requested. It is mandatory that the shadow teacher has police clearance and has been approved by the school. The parent is responsible for arranging the shadow teacher, although the school can offer advice and support. The school still has the right to reject an admissions request if a judgement is made that the setting is not appropriate for the needs of the student. It is also the parents/carers’ duty to make arrangements if the shadow teacher does not attend school for any reason.

The Achievement Team

Huw Fifield
Head of Inclusion

Nariman Alatoum
Social Worker

Rosita Sabandal
Senco Learning Assistant