This has to be with Board approval.
Initial placement will always be by Policy. Changes to the placement will be made only after an assessment of the student has been carried out. The school has a clear protocol for these cases
The Head of School may make exceptions to this policy in extraordinary circumstances. In each case the Board will be informed of the decision.
Adopted 12th March 2009
Revised 28th January 2011
Revised 9th February 2011
Revised March 2011
Grade Placement Outside the Admissions Policy
All students will be placed according to the Admissions Policy. Changes will be made to student placement only when the school is convinced that such a change of class level is in the best interests of the student. There is a procedure for any possible change in class/grade placement.
Promotion & Retention
The underlying premise for all class placements is that the social and educational needs of the student are being met in a consistent and professional manner. A student may be considered and recommended for promotion to or retention in a grade after a thorough examination of the child’s status by the Head of School in conjunction with Teachers and subject specialist teachers. Typically such decisions are reserved only for cases where students are performing well outside the bounds of their class. The final decision to promote or retain rests solely with the Head of School.
ISB welcomes students with a wide variety of skills and abilities. However, students with special physical, academic, emotional and/or behavioural needs will require careful consideration prior to admission. ISB has very limited resources to devote to children with special needs and a child may not be admitted if it is felt that the school cannot provide an ongoing programme of instruction that meets the needs of the student.
Withdrawing Students from the ISB
When a student is to be withdrawn from the school, especially during the school year, please notify the schooloffice in writing as early as possible. Parents should make themselves familiar with the requirements for early departure in terms of obligations to meet fees and charges that may still be payable. Please contact the Business Office for clarification
Parents’ Knowledge of English
While it is not an entry requirement it is strongly suggested that, In order to work in partnership with the school and be involved in your child’s education, at least one of the parents should be able to communicate with the school in English. This will enable better and clearer understanding of the school routines, classroom practices and expectations related to teaching and learning. Only in exception circumstances will translation be available. Parents may, if they wish, bring a family member of friend to help with translation.