Inclusion in Dubai Schools for Parents

  • Inclusion in Dubai Schools for Parents

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LOUISE DAWSON

Head of Inclusion, GEMS Jumeirah College, Dubai

Louise has been in Dubai for 8 years; 4 with GEMS Education and 4 with Kings’ School Al Barsha. Working her way from Secondary teacher to Secondary SENCo and on to leading inclusion from the ages of 3-18 Louise brings a wide range of experience and skill to the table, as well as depth of knowledge about UAE requirements

Louise Dawson has been in Dubai for 8 years; 4 with GEMS Education and 4 with Kings’ School Al Barsha. Working her way from Secondary teacher to Secondary SENCo and on to leading inclusion from the ages of 3-18 Louise brings a wide range of experience and skill to the table, as well as depth of knowledge about UAE requirements. Kings’ was a new school which enabled development of the department from the ground upwards. She has created Policy and Procedure, strategically developed the team, identified students who need support, introduced intervention, exam access arrangements and led a team of 35 Specialists, Teachers and Support Assistants.

Prior to Jumeirah College, Louise spent three years at GEMS Wellington International School, and six years in mainstream and Special School in England. Prior to living in the UK, Louise spent eight years in Hong Kong.

Louise retrained to be a teacher after 20 years in business. Her interest in inclusion developed after her child was identified with a needs profile. Dissatisfied with support she became informed and retrained. With a degree in Education and SEND, and as a qualified teacher, she completed the UK National Accreditation of Special Education Need Co-ordination. Louise has experienced the highs and lows of parenting children with need, as well as the highs and lows of teaching students with barriers and leading a new school through inspection and parents through difficult times.

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Programme Details:

 

Time
Programme
09:00 am What are barriers to learning?

History of SEND, Identification, graduated support, professional and school support, school staff and their roles, social model -v- medical model

09.45 am Documentation

Learner Profiles, IEPs, ISAs, LSA, rules and rights, terminology, what should you expect, what are good goals, how do you interpret professional reports.

10.45 am Supporting Progress & Learning from Home

Advocating for your child, whilst maintaining positive relationships and supporting your child’s journey from home.

11.30 am Questions and Answers
1.00 pm Finish

 

Intended Outcomes:

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Be knowledgeable about the history of the development of support for students of determination in the UAE context
  • What are the medical and social models?
  • Be knowledgeable about school staff and their roles for your child
  • Understand the documentation underpinning the Inclusion Framework and the responsibilities of the school and parents
  • Understand the terminology used by schools and professionals
  • Understanding profession reports and their place in supporting progress
  • Being informed about how to support the IEP process
  • How to measure progress and advocate for your child
  • How work in partnership with your school and teachers
  • How to address concerns and seek support
  • Where to turn when it stops working

 

Aims of the course:
  • To be familiar with the legal and inspection documentation for inclusion within Dubai
  • To understand the family rights within education
  • To understand the terminology and processes within school
  • To have access to professional support and ideas to support their child’s progress in partnership with the school

 

Delivery Model, Date and Cost  
  • Cohorts will run on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • The next virtual F2F Zoom session will take place on Saturday 5th June 2021
  • Booking Deadline: Wednesday 19th May 2021
  • AED 630 per delegate, including VAT.