Inclusion at GIS
The school has a strong commitment to the inclusion and pastoral support of all our families and students; this includes students who are identified as Students of Determination (SEND), English Language Learners (ELL), More Able and Gifted and Talented Students (MAGT).
Every teacher at GEMS International School is teacher of all students and the whole school community works together to embrace the ethos of inclusion. GEMS International School has a comprehensive inclusion support team who provide professional guidance to our teaching staff and provide support and guidance for our students and families. This is comprised of experienced and highly skilled staff in all divisions; including specialist SEND teachers, trained counsellors, English Language specialists and a MAGT program to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The Inclusion Support team work closely together with the teaching staff to ensure a holistic approach for the students. Students’ happiness and emotional wellbeing is seen as an essential component of our provision and there is a strong pastoral element to our program. We highly value partnerships with parents and families and we are keen to welcome all students from a diverse range of backgrounds and of all abilities.
Law and Statutory Guidance on Inclusive Education
Our school mission, vision and policy are based on the statutory requirements laid out by: