We believe that each child can achieve their fullest potential through a continuum of educational provision
American School is an inclusive school. Our 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 American Schools 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.
We inspire students to be lifelong learners who contribute positively to a diverse and changing world
American Schools offer personalized learning solution to enable new learning models to power innovation and achieve personalized and competency-based learning.
The new learning models have the power to dramatically improve student success with high-quality, scalable teaching and learning. Improve access, equity, and opportunity for all students with personalized, competency-based learning.
Our Learning Support Team comprises teachers with a range of expertise who work closely with classroom teachers.
Because each student learns differently, We bring teaching and learning to life with innovative learning technology
American Schools Support Services
A variety of strategies are used to best meet the learning needs of all students. These may include:
- small group instruction
- 1:1 instruction
- support within the classroom
- differentiated assessments
- Individualised Education Plans
- Speech & Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Individualised Learning Program
The Individualised Learning Program or ILP serves a small group of students who benefit from specialised teaching, a differentiated day or schedule, mainstreaming and small group scenarios. The support team works with each child and family to design a program that is appropriate, and to review and adjust the plan at regular intervals.
The classroom and specialist teachers and the dedicated support team work closely together to support ILP students and the rest of our students. The students participate in their grade level classes and receive targeted individualised support outside of mainstream classes based on their needs.
The Student Mentoring Program is a special volunteer program that provides individual support for students who might benefit from one-to-one time with a caring volunteer.
Volunteers, in partnership with teachers, help individual students of all ages in areas of special interest or need. Children can join the program through a referral from their teacher or the Learning Support team member or through a request from the parent or the child him/herself.
Occupational therapists evaluate referred students and, where necessary, help them to develop, improve and practice tasks and activities of daily living both in school and at play, enabling students to become more functional, successful and independent. An important part of the treatment process is close cooperation with the parents, other therapists, class and learning support teachers.
The program involves the treatment of:
- Gross Motor Skills
- Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting (including Vision)
- Sensory Processing and Integration
The role of a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), also known as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), is to identify, evaluate and treat speech, language and communication problems in individuals of all ages to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability.
SLPs assist students who present with:
- Speech Difficulties:
- Language Difficulties:
- Social Communication Difficulties:
- Voice and Resonance Difficulties:
- Oral-Motor, Feeding, and Swallowing Disorders:
Counselors see students individually, in small groups, in the classroom and in informal settings. The counselor offers monitoring, consultation to teachers and parents, in-class programs and group work as well as individual sessions to students who have been identified as having social or emotional needs which affect their learning and/or relationships at school.
Why American Schools?
Support team is to ensure that all students receive an equal education and the support they need to achieve their goals. American School has a professional team for student health and education.