How Inclusive Education Can Help Your Child and You?

Inclusive Education is very much in the news in the UAE at the moment and has long been an approach highly valued at Regent International School. Inclusive education is not just about ensuring quality provision for those identified with diagnosed additional needs but is wider and focuses on ensuring that ALL students feel included and experience education in a purposeful manner that holds meaning to them as an individual.

Research shows that a policy of inclusive education offers unique benefits for all children in the learning environment. The benefits of inclusion go beyond academics and help with the holistic development of the whole child.

At Regent International School, I believe that as a community-based school with a strong inclusion approach our classrooms help your child:

  • demonstrate increased self-esteem;
  • show greater development in critical thinking;
  • acquire new skills and knowledge independently;
  • create warm and caring friendships;
  • demonstrate increased acceptance and appreciation of diversity;
  • develop better communication and social skills; and
  • demonstrate leadership abilities

As a longtime resident of Dubai, who has worked in education here for close to 20 years I have watched with great enthusiasm how, in recent years, the government has begun to encourage a much greater emphasis on a more inclusive model of education. Not just in terms of meeting a wider range of academic needs but also in focusing on social and emotional aspects of education.

However, I am also aware that support and information are still not readily available to most families. It can be hard to find the right advice, to know whom to trust and find other families to connect with who we feel understand. It can often feel that you are the only parent or family facing such challenges.

Therefore, we will be holding regular get-togethers over coffee and breakfast, open to all families who would like to attend, to create an informal community of sharing of knowledge and experiences.

To ensure these are kept as small and informal gatherings we will hold several different ones that are most suited to specific age groups.

The Inclusion team at Regent International School will be present including our school counsellor. Also, we are inviting professionals from areas such as Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Education Psychology to attend.

We welcome conversations and questions on any topics, though each coffee morning will have a theme to get us started. During our recent parent workshops, we realised that anxiety and low confidence is a very relevant topic for many families. This led us to feel that this would be a good theme to go with for our first ‘Connect over Coffee’ session. There won’t be any presentation, but we will bring some resources to share with you on this topic.

To join us for ‘Connect Over Coffee’, please RSVP here for the age-group most suited for your child. We look forward to meeting with you.

Victoria McKeown
Head of Inclusion
Regent International School

11 COMMENTS

  • choreographer raj says:

    Thanx a lot, regent family for beautiful invitation for coffee with you. its such a nice for me.. but really sorry its not possible for me.. a lot of thanx.
    regards choreograpgher raj from india

    • RIS SLT says:

      Dear Raj, well there’s always a next time. Do stay connected so you receive updates about our latest events. Have a lovely day.

  • Bengil Erquita says:

    Hi madam

    I just want to ask if u have vacancy job. As a PRO /Administration I’m willing to join as possible
    Waiting to your soonest reply
    Sameera Bengil

  • Jane Migabon says:

    I am looking forward to this opportunity.

    • RIS SLT says:

      Dear Jane, thank you for registering for our coffee morning. We are looking forward to meeting you! Have a lovely day.

  • SULEMANA IDDRISU says:

    Hi am most grateful for your invitation and looking forward to it thanks very much

    • RIS SLT says:

      Dear Sulemana, thank you for registering for our coffee morning. We are looking forward to meeting you! Have a lovely day.

  • Andelia Muraranganda says:

    Good day everyone I am very happy to be part of your team and I will be able to make sure that me and my family one day to be part of your team and really my children dream to travel aboard and learn different cultures as well to share our culture, knowledge, skills with our new family out there

    • RIS SLT says:

      Dear Andelia, thank you for registering for our coffee morning. We are looking forward to meeting you! Have a lovely day.

  • MR EARVIN IRABOR says:

    Good morning sir,ma,
    How is everything,I saw ur advert of Regent Intnal sch,is any vacancies in your school if I can work as a teacher,im discipline in Building Education,I can teach in the primary or college if my request wuld be granted by your wish ma/ sir,hoping to hear from you soonest,thanks yours faithfully Mr Earvin Irabor

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