FirstPoint School is an inclusive school and our commitment to inclusion is an essential part of what makes FirstPoint School a distinctive, progressive and unique community. Inclusion means truly accepting everybody, celebrating our differences and learning to value each other. It means understanding that we are not all the same, that our learning challenges are as unique as our fingerprints and that we all have a duty to contribute to the community we belong to.
FirstPoint School actively promotes the principle of equity for students of determination as required by standard 2 of the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework (2017). The school ensures that students are not refused admission based only on their experience of SEND and that such students will receive ‘sibling priority’ when applying for admission. The school guarantees that students of determination will receive a quality education across all phases in age appropriate common learning environments.
There are many children at FirstPoint School with specifically diagnosed learning difficulties. We are rapidly developing a highly effective and professional Inclusion Support Team to ensure that all students are able to access the curriculum and perform to the maximum of their capability.
Equally importantly, we are implementing strategies to encourage the students themselves to engage with inclusion across the school to ensure that no member of our community feels socially isolated or vulnerable. As a school we believe that by working alongside those with significant learning challenges, all of our students have the opportunity to develop the values of thoughtfulness and compassion which will shape them into future citizens we can all be proud of.
Please share full details of any special educational needs, individual education plans (IEPs) and any Educational Psychologist, Pediatric, or other specialist reports (e.g., Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy) if completed. Sharing educational history with GEMS FPS prior to a place being offered is essential so that staff can ensure an appropriate assessment of educational need, educational plan and resourcing is in place. Admission is not conditional on the submission of a medical diagnosis and we have effective transition processes in place for all children.