The aim of the student support team is to ensure that all students receive an equal education and the support they need to achieve their goals. AIS has a professional team for student health and education.
Because each student learns differently, AIS bring teaching and learning to life with innovative learning technology that helps teachers adapt to new standards, blend and personalize learning, and deliver new and exciting digital learning Experiences. AIS can ensure that all students have the opportunity to realize their potential.
The Individual Needs department also supports children with English as an additional language (EAL), who are at an early stage of acquiring English language skills. If it is likely that a child will require learning or English language support, it is useful for the parents and the child to meet with our Head of Individual Needs, during the school visit.
The classroom and specialist teachers and the dedicated support team work closely together to support ILP students and the rest of our students. The students participate in their grade level classes and receive targeted individualized support outside of mainstream classes based on their needs.
Our Learning Support Team comprises teachers with a range of expertise who work closely with classroom teachers. A variety of strategies are used to best meet the learning needs of all students. These may include:
- Small group instruction
- 1:1 instruction
- Support within the classroom
- Differentiated assessments
- Individualized Education Plans
- Speech & Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Individualized Learning Program
While addressing the academic, social, and emotional needs of students, counselors also act as a bridge between teachers and parents, working to create an environment where every student will have the tools they need to fulfill our school mission. The programs are preventative, collaborative, developmental and remedial in nature. Counselors work with students on a range of issues, for example:
- Communication and relationship building skills with peers, parents, and teachers
- Time management and study skills
- Stress management
- Anxiety reduction
- Management of peer pressure