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Inclusion.

Developing the whole child and equipping them for life after school.

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Student Support Services

The vision of the UAS Student Support Services is to provide students, who have diverse learning needs and language abilities, with equitable opportunities to reach their full learning potential. The vision for our students is for them to become confident, resilient and resourceful learners, capable of meeting new challenges, so they can be active participants in local and global communities.

Learning Support

The role of the Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) department is to decrease barriers to learning and to provide all students access to general education curriculum.

We will achieve this by:

  • Developing individualized education plans based on identified academic, behavioral, emotional and/or social learning needs
  • Providing intensive instruction, differentiation, accommodations, and/or modifications according to areas of need as identified on individualized education plans
  • Maximizing inclusion opportunities for SEND students in general education classes by collaborating with teachers
  • Continuing to develop as teachers through professional development in order for UAS SEND students to achieve at their highest potential through scientifically researched best practices

English Language Learning Support

The role of the English Language Learning (ELL) department is to provide support in English language acquisition, whilst encouraging the maintenance of mother tongue languages and culture, as an essential part of the student’s emotional and academic development.

We will achieve this by:

  • Providing services focused within the four language domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • Encouraging the habit of daily practice and increasing academic and social vocabulary 
  • Maximizing opportunities for ELL students in general education classes by collaborating with teachers
  • Continuing to develop as teachers through professional development in order for UAS ELL students to benefit from current global ‘best practice’ ELL initiatives

Click here to learn more about the UAS inclusion policies.

Click here to view the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework from the KHDA.