Student Support Services

/Learning Support
Learning Support 2018-10-15T09:32:05+00:00

International School of Bologna

Special educational needs

ISB is committed to providing an inclusive education for all its learners and so maximizes opportunities to fully access the curriculum by removing barriers to learning. The International Baccalaureate is an inquiry-based programme that is responsive to learners’ diverse needs and learning styles. All teachers are responsible for meeting the individual needs of their learners and plan accordingly. Class sizes are small, ensuring learners are closely monitored, tasks are differentiated and every learner benefits from small group and individual attention within the classroom.

In addition, the school employs a qualified Learning Support Specialist to provide information and assist staff and parents in identifying and meeting a student’s learning needs. As defined in the school’s Learning Support Policy, students have learning needs if they experience difficulty accessing learning which calls for special educational provision to be made. A child will not be considered as having learning needs or learning support requirements because of difficulties arising from being taught in a non-native language (see EAL and Language Policies). At ISB we support students with mild to moderate learning needs from the point of admission through their academic career. For a small number of students, personalized support may be offered outside the classroom by the Learning Support staff or through collaboration with external agencies.