British International School

Individual Learning Programme & Special Educational Needs

BIS believes in an entitlement to education for all students. Therefore, students will be assessed as to their individual needs and be advised accordingly whether BIS can meet their requirements. Students of any age with Special Educational Needs (diagnosed or non-diagnosed) are highlighted by their teachers who will then advise whether special programmes of study are required, either on a one-to-one basis or in the form of in-class support. In this case, BIS will arrange such additional support on an individual basis. Decisions regarding the admission of a student with Special Needs remain at the discretion of the Principal.

BIS also provides extra support to facilitate the pupils' integration into the school system and prepare them for examinations in English as a Second Language. Given the international composition of the school's student body, the work of this department is vital in making it possible for students entering the school, with little or no command of English, to benefit from the full curriculum as soon as possible. From the beginning, students following an extensive ESL programme take practical subjects and physical education with their normal classes to assist with integration. Students are given intensive English language help in small groups, following an individual programme. Students quickly develop an enthusiastic attitude and a high commitment to improvement. In this, careful planning and skilled teaching support them.

"Meet the World" project guest speakers at the whole school assemblies telling BIS students about the history and culture of their respective countries:

 

Mr. Amizal Fadzli Rajali, Second
Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia
Mr. Nick Groves, Second Secretary
at the British Embassy
H.E. Mr Homer A. Mavrommatis,
Ambassador of Cyprus
Ms. Eunja Ahn, First Secretary
at the Embassy of South Korea
Mr. Zamardi, Political Counsellor
at the Embassy of Indonesia
Mrs. Aleksandra Tekijaski and her
assistant from the Council of Europe
in Belgrade