GEMS Royal Dubai is an inclusive school. The GEMS vision for Inclusive Education is that we achieve excellence together by all students receiving the support they need to meaningfully belong to their school and wider community, feel valued for their contributions, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic, cultural, social and emotional success in a common learning environment.
At GEMS Royal Dubai School we welcome children with a range of learning preferences, including students of determination (students with special education needs and disabilities), students who are gifted and talented and students who are English Language Learners. Our staff are committed to educating all students in a common learning environment with similar-aged peers. At GEMS Royal Dubai School diversity is made visible as a strength, respectful relationships are continually enhanced and all children fully participate in learning through adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet the diverse range of learners reflected in wider society.
The Achievement Centre (ACe) offers a variety of personalized supports to ensure that every child has opportunities to achieve excellence in their personal areas of strength and need. GEMS Royal Dubai School has a large Inclusion team comprised of specialist areas of provision.
Specific, Targeted Intervention Programme (STIP)- English
GEMS Royal Dubai School can provide support for children who may fit the criteria for dyslexia or require additional support in the acquisition of reading & spelling skills, including phonological awareness. The support follows a structured, multisensory approach, individually tailored to the needs of each child. Evidence gathered shows the positive impact of the support in terms of reading, spelling and academic progress.
Specific, Targeted Intervention Programme (STIP)- Mathematics
GEM Royal Dubai School also offers individual or small group support for children who may fit the criteria for dyscalculia or require additional support in securing mathematical number concepts. The support uses evidence-based practices and multisensory resources tailored to each child’s individual strengths and needs. Evidence from assessments shows that children receiving this mathematical support make significant gains.
Learning Support Assistants in class
GEMS Royal Dubai School also has the facility to support children individually with in class Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), who are allocated on a case by case basis. The support they provide is tailored to meet the learning needs of the child with the aim being to reduce the barriers to learning that the child might be experiencing. This support is informed by a team, including the Head of Achievement Centre, parents and takes into account the child’s preferences.
Head of Achievement Centre (ACe)
The Head of ACe is an Educational Psychologist and teacher. She can provide guidance to parents on a wide range of developmental needs and put parents in contact with community agencies.
Please see links below to the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework & Law No. 2 (2017)