All private schools across Dubai are now required to have an inclusion support team to support the principal in making the school fully inclusive, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced.
A guidebook has been released by the KHDA, which lists the requirements private schools have to follow to make their schools 100 per cent inclusive.
The measures are being introduced as part of Dubai’s move to become a fully-inclusive city by 2020 and part of a new guide aimed at creating a system-wide change and helping build an inclusive system of education.
Fatma Belrehif, CEO of the Dubai School Inspection Bureau at KHDA, said, “We are aware of the challenges and opportunities in our journey towards building a fully-inclusive education system. The launch of this new guide for schools is a reflection of our commitment to scale-up efforts and enable schools to create a welcoming environment for everyone. This will only be possible when the entire school community values diversity and believes in creating engaging, relevant and meaningful experiences for students of determination.”
The guide covers new procedures for admission, assessment, identification, intervention, systematic support and resourcing for schools.
Source Credit: Khaleej Times