Inclusive School

Developing pathways of inclusion and guidance

Moving ahead together in excellence and diversity

The school of the future is one that is able to adapt to individual characteristics and produces citizens who embrace diversity and difference. Inclusive education is at the heart of both our school and the AEFE. At LfdD we strive to meet the educational, physical, social and emotional needs of all our students, including those who have specific needs. We ensure that all students are treated as individuals. We therefore welcome any questions you may have regarding how we could accommodate your children.

Moving ahead together in excellence and diversity

The school of the future is one that is able to adapt to individual characteristics and produces citizens who embrace diversity and difference. Inclusive education is at the heart of both our school and the AEFE. At LfdD we strive to meet the educational, physical, social and emotional needs of all our students, including those who have specific needs. We ensure that all students are treated as individuals. We therefore welcome any questions you may have regarding how we could accommodate your children.

Students with special educational needs (ÉBÉP)

Students with special educational needs are those who need additional support from teaching staff or adults to overcome obstacles or difficulties associated with learning.

ÉBÉP contact

Mrs Berthod is our teacher contact for students in Secondaire with special educational needs. Her role is to:

  • Welcome families and maintain contact between teaching staff and parents/carers
  • Support and advise families on German administrative processes.
  • Contribute to Individual Education Plans (PPS), ensure that plans are consistent, maintained and implemented.
  • Encourage dialogue and co-operation between teaching staff, families and health and social care services.
  • Bring together, lead and co-ordinate educational monitoring teams, update the student’s educational care plan.
  • She is therefore the key point of contact in Secondaire for parents/carers and other third parties involved in a child’s education.

    She may be contacted at the following address: aberthod@lfdd.de

    The main contact for parents of children in the Maternelle and Élémentaire is Mrs Chardon, head of the primary school.

    She may be contacted at the following address: dirprim@lfdd.de

Accommodating educational needs

We ensure that any adjustments recommended by the French Ministry of National Education are implemented. This refers to educational adjustments required for students who have been identified as having and/or diagnosed with specific needs.

Individual Education Plans (PPS)

Individual education plans apply to children with physical, sensorial, cognitive, psychological needs or incapacitating health problems. The family will need to contact a paediatrician who will refer them to a child psychiatrist. Tests may then be carried out by specialised services. A report then needs to be submitted to the Jugendamt in order to secure particular arrangements, such as a learning support assistant.

In Primaire, the class teacher ensures that a PPS in place and implemented. They will be the main contact for the family and other third parties.

In Secondaire, an appointed member of the teaching staff ensures that the PPS is in place and implemented. They will be the main contact for the family and other third parties.

Individual educational success programme (PPRE)

This programme applies to students that may not achieve the expected level of knowledge and skills by the end of a teaching cycle. It allows for co-ordinated action to provide an effective response in support of a student’s difficulties in acquiring the knowledge and skills required in the core curriculum.

This is structured as individual support that can be implemented at any point during compulsory education. A co-ordinated plan of action is prepared to meet the needs of the student, ranging from tiered educational support in the classroom to specialist or complementary support. This is specified by the educational team, discussed with parents/carers and presented to the student.

Personal support plan (PAP)

These plans are for students with long-term educational needs associated with learning difficulties. E.g.: Cognitive difficulties These are students in primary and secondary who have long-term educational difficulties due to one or more learning difficulties which require educational planning and adaptation. This type of educational support helps students to continue lessons in line with the relevant school year.

This may be implemented either at the suggestion of the council of teachers or the school council at any point during a student’s education, at the request of an adult student, or at the request of parents/carers for minors. After having sought medical advice, the PAP is drawn up by the educational team with involvement of the parents/carers and the relevant teaching staff. The PAP is then implemented by teaching staff in the classroom. In secondary school, the form/homeroom teacher may co-ordinate this process.

Health issues

Individual support for health reasons
(PAI)

This plan is for students with chronic illnesses (asthma, food allergies, etc.) A form outlines the adaptations required in line with student’s health (treatment, special diets, emergency protocols).

A collaborative approach is used to develop and implement individual support plans for health reasons (PAI). The aim is to facilitate life in a community environment for a child or adolescent with health issues.

The plan is drawn up with the student and their legal guardians, either at their request or in agreement with them and with their involvement.

The PAI is a tool that is compatible with the implementation of individual educational success programmes (PPRE), personal support plans for learning difficulties (PAP) or individual education plans for students with disabilities (PPS).

For further information, please visit: École inclusive | Ministère de l’Education Nationale de la Jeunesse et des Sports

 

Psychologist

The psychologist offers prevention, screening, evaluation, help and support services. They may therefore intervene at different stages for various reasons. They analyse the difficulties a student is facing, whether that be in terms of their schooling, behaviour or emotions, and seek to minimise their impact by suggesting strategies tailored to meet the student’s needs.

Our school has signed an agreement with the AWO educational advisory centre which provides the following services:

  • Diagnostics and therapeutic support for children and adolescents;
  • Psychological advice for parents (in French);
  • Advice for teachers.

These services are provided by psychiatrist, Mrs Vincent.

We welcome any questions you may have regarding how we may accommodate your children.

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