Students have access to a host of services monitored by professionally qualified teachers to support their learning and emotional needs. The services are designed to assist students both in managing curriculum requirements and in participating fully in school life.
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme is designed to integrate EAL students
into the mainstream classroom environment as soon as they may benefit from it.
The all-inclusive programme aims to support English language skill sets whilst maintaining
and celebrating the cultural diversity of students. The programme works in conjunction with
the National Curriculum of England, IGCSE, IB and all adapted programmes of study at the school.
The high-quality programme is personalised to meet the individual language learning requirements of EAL
learners. We offer Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) as students make the fastest progress when
language is learnt with context. Support is provided across curriculum areas to help students access mainstream
Our programme constitutes
TEAL (Transition EAL Programme) for absolute beginners with limited or no functional English knowledge
DEAL (Differentiated EAL Programme) for personalising the content
MEAL (Mastery for EAL Programme) for accelerated reintegration
Focused booster sessions
Integrated support for specific areas of the curriculum
Absolute beginner EAL students
students move up a level for standardised assessment
Assessment, Support and Transitioning
All students applying for admission are required to take the formal and informal assessments set by the school.
Students are screened to determine their language proficiency level in the core areas of reading, writing, speaking
and listening. They may be asked to sit for the standardised WIDA evaluation based on:
initial assessment during the enrolment process;
class teacher’s recommendation; or
in-class support for specific areas of the curriculum
Students who meet the exit criterion in alignment with standardised WIDA assessment are offered
additional language in consultation with the class teachers.
We were awarded the International Provision of the Year for our work for students
with Special Education Needs (SEN), including the launch of the Learning Solutions
Students have a learning difficulty, if they
have learning gaps when compared to the majority of students of the same age;
have difficulties in learning despite differentiation in the classroom; or
have difficulties in independently making use of the educational facilities provided in the classroom.
TBS has a dedicated department with qualified SEN teachers who support students with mild to
moderate learning difficulties including, but not limited to, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia
and ADHD. We support students who are able to access our curriculum in the mainstream
classroom with differentiated support by both SEN and class/subject teachers. Students spend the
majority of their time in mainstream classrooms along with their peers.
Students receive individualised and/or small group support of up to 5 hours per week in the form of pull‐out/ in‐class or
a combination of both, and assessment and exam support in addition. The support in EYFS is primarily in the form of early
intervention, catering to developmental needs (social, emotional, speech and communication, motor and sensory).
In circumstances where the school determines that a student requires more than 5 five hours of
support per week, one-to-one support is provided by a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) until the
student reaches eight years of age. Parents are required to bear the cost of the SNA support.
In case we are unable to support the learning needs after the intensive one-to-one support for two years,
the school reserves the right to review the student continuing their education here, in the best
interest of the student.
Our admissions policy requires parents to declare if their child has any special educational needs.
If it becomes known that such needs were not disclosed, the school reserves the right to not admit
the child. In case it is discovered after admission and we are unable to support the learning needs, the
school reserves the right to review the student continuing their education here, in the best interest of
Learning Solutions is a ground-breaking initiative undertaken with the purpose of providing multiple services to our SEN students, including access to external professionals and therapists.
The centre serves an extension of our existing SEN provision enabling the school to offer a wide range of therapeutic services, assessments and training to benefit students.
Launch of TBS Learning Solutions Centre by the British Deputy High Commissioner, Jan Thompson
Centralise all SEN services under one roof for students and their families
Provide cost effective and reliable services in a safe and secure environment
Develop a range of early intervention possibilities, as research indicates that early intervention is the key to a student’s development
Enhance outreach programmes through SEN services and teacher training
Occupational therapy and sensory integration
Speech and language therapy
Psycho educational assessments
Our award winning G&T programme (3 Gold Star School Status by Potential Plus UK) draws on a range of
qualitative and quantitative indicators because giftedness incorporates diverse behaviours and abilities.
Teachers use a variety of techniques – high order thinking, open ended tasks and multiple intelligence building –
to provide appropriate learning opportunities to able, gifted and talented students across primary and
secondary schools. Opportunities are provided to promote creative, critical and lateral thinking in students
through in-class as well as pullout sessions.
Our policy in relation to G&T is to:
Identify students with gifts and talents as early as possible
Intervene, challenge and support such students to help them to manage their potential
Enable all students to flourish through the education we provide
We recognise that developing curiosity, courtesy, compassion and patience can help students cultivate healthy and respectful relationships. Our team of counsellors works closely with students helping them understand their strengths, manage their emotions and build social skills. They employ a variety of techniques to help students through their emotional and behavioural concerns, as well as resolve any conflicts.
Parents and teachers are welcome to see the counsellors to discuss matters regarding a student’s emotional wellbeing or behavioural concerns and refer them. Students are encouraged to use the counselling support service through drop-in sessions.
The counsellors also hold parent wellbeing sessions to provide guidance and strategies to support students at home and at school.