and “learning difficulties”?
What is meant by “Inclusive Teaching”?
As an Inclusive Teaching school, we –
- identify the learner’s strengths and weaknesses.
- These strengths and weaknesses are listed in an ISP (Individual Support Plan) which is compiled for each learner and updated every term.
- The ISP is used to compile an individual learning strategy for each learner and is a working document. To support the different learning strategies concessions/concrete apparatus/visual clues/a scribe or writer will then be put in place.
The main difference between an inclusive teaching school and a school that does not have an inclusive teaching approach, is that the curriculum will be presented to suit the individual needs of a learner, not the learner adapting to the curriculum. This implies that Shelanti Private School will adhere to the curriculum standards of the Western Cape’s Department of Education, but with an individual approach. We, therefore, recognise that there are different styles of learning.
At Shelanti we offer an inclusive learning environment where we implement inclusive education practices for the ultimate learning experience. Our classrooms are made of a small group of learners to ensure that the teachers are able to give each student the attention and support they need.
- Tactile (using play dough, seeds, macaroni, beans)
- Kinaesthetic (movement, handling items, acting, tracing, sorting)
- Visual (graphs, colours, pictures, diagrams, mapping)
- Auditory (talking, listening, recordings, music)