Special Educational Needs
At Ecolint, there are two types of support for students with special educational needs:
1. LEARNING SUPPORT (LS)
For children with mild to moderate learning difficulties
Learning Support (LS) is provided within the classroom setting as well as in small groups working with a specialist teacher. Difficulties in literacy and numeracy can be addressed through short or long-term intervention.
There is Learning Support provision in all 8 schools across our three campuses. Please see our Special Educational Needs handbooks for further information.
2. EXTENDED SUPPORT PROGRAMME (ESP)
For children with moderate to complex learning difficulties
A place in the Extended Support Programme will be offered to a maximum of eight students from each school who are not able to make progress in the classroom without a significantly higher level of individual teaching and specialist support than that usually provided by our mainstream learning support staff.
Each student has a place in the regular mainstream classroom but may spend significant amounts of time in the extended support structure being taught individually or as a member of a very small group. With a high staff student ratio of 1:2 , the programme offers an individually tailored timetable designed specifically to meet the personal learning needs of these students who are selected taking into account their personal profile and the composition/profile of others currently enrolled in the programme.
The post 16 Unit at Campus des Nations (Saconnex site) enables students to work towards the accredited ASDAN Awards Scheme, with an emphasis on ‘life and vocational skills’, as well as where possible, enable students to access a range of IB certificates This same ASDAN programme will be offered, amongst others, in the secondary school at La Grande Boissière.
For more detailed information about Learning Support and Extended Support Programme on each of the three campuses please download the booklets by clicking on the download box at the top of the page.
- Early Years students (Pregny site, ages 3-7)
- Primary School students (Saconnex site, ages 7-11)
- Secondary school students (saconnex site, ages 11-16);
- Post 16 (Sacconex site, ages 16-20)
- Primary School students (ages 3-9)
- Middle School students (ages 9 to 13)
- Secondary School students (ages 13-15 from September 2013; the programme will gradually extend to all levels of the school.
A new programme of Extended Support is planned and will welcome its first students in September 2013, with the vision of developing and growing this programme, starting with Year 1 through to Year 3 and then expanding further across the campus in the future.
Ecolint's annual Special Educational Needs Conference
Each year since 2010, Ecolint organises a day of presentations and workshops lead by worldwide professionals of this domain. It is of interest to specialist and mainstream teachers, parents, and other professionals working in the field of education and special needs.