Language and Learning Support

Central to the mission of TES’ is to be a school where all students are seen, heard, and have the support and resources they need to flourish. Diverse learners are essential to our community - bringing invaluable experiences and contributions to our classrooms.

Additional Learning Needs

TES is committed to providing a range of learning support services to reduce barriers to learning, allowing a student's best self to show in the classroom. Our dedicated team has training in and experience supporting students with learning disorders or associated disorders including, but not limited to:

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyscalculia

  • Dyspraxia

  • Dysgraphia

  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

  • Language Processing Disorder

  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • Sensory Integration (SI) Dysfunction

The Learning Needs Team

  • Highly trained special education teachers

  • Learning Needs Assistants

  • Social-Emotional Counselors

  • Occupational, Speech, and Language Therapy Local Links

TES follows the wave model of inclusion, where classroom integration is the preferred goal, but may require more specialized support. The wave model of inclusion in education involves three levels of support:

  • First Wave: Universal instruction for all students, using varied teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.

  • Second Wave: Targeted interventions for students who need additional support beyond universal instruction, often in small groups.

  • Third Wave: Intensive, individualized interventions for students who require more specialized assistance.

This model emphasizes flexible and responsive support, allowing students to move between levels as their needs change. It aims to provide an inclusive educational environment for all students.

English as an Additional Language

As a school with a population of students from across the globe, some students may require English as an Additional Language (EAL) support to access the curriculum and reach their potential. The EAL programme equips students with the English language skills they need to access the mainstream curriculum and the interpersonal communication skills they need to function socially and academically, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Support for EAL learners is provided through a combination of intensive sessions, in-class and withdrawal support through:

  • Early Years Enrichment

  • Super Intensive EAL

  • Individual Support

  • Small Group Support

  • In-Class Support

  • Frontloading

Families are invited to learn more about these programs by clicking the embedded links to view the Additional Learning Needs and English as an Additional Language program handbooks