At Prem we offer various learning support programmes to address the individual needs of our students. A special focus in on academic and language support.
The Student Support Staff consists of Head of Student Support Services, Student Support teachers and Learning mentors. Learning support is given inside the regular class room or outside depending on the specific student. Student Support Teams meet regularly to review the specific needs of students.
Support for Students
Our Student Support teachers assist classroom teachers in differentiating curriculum content and/or support for students assessed as significantly above or below the expected standard for the grade. Class teachers and Student Support teachers work in partnership with parents and guardians. More below.
English Language Support
In the Junior School, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher works to support students for whom English is an additional language. In Senior School, the Academic English Programme (AEP) facilitates English language learning to empower students to operate independently. More below.
Greetings From Norah, Learning Support
Here we have our Student Support Team that is comprised of the Language Support Team, the Learning Support Team, and the Counsellors.
The Language Support Team comprising the EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher in Junior School and the AEP (Academic English Programme) team in Senior School addresses the needs of students from non-English speaking backgrounds, empowering them to operate independently.
The Learning Support Team which has four teachers in total, offers a variety of support for students who have academic exceptionalities. Direct services may include small group, in-class support, pull out sessions, and homework assistance, while indirect services may involve collaborating and consulting with subject/class teachers for planning and implementing of instruction. Both are geared to helping students foster a sense of independence.
We also offer academic assessments that help us diagnose learning difficulties and we work in collaboration with external agencies in Chiang Mai, Bangkok and beyond to ensure that our students get a full battery of assessments needed to help us determine their areas of need. We look forward to being of service to you.
Norah Olaly, Learning Support
Students experiencing difficulties accessing the curriculum and/or successfully demonstrating their learning are referred by teachers to the Student Support Team.
Our Student Support teachers assist classroom teachers in differentiating curriculum content and/or support for students assessed as significantly above or below the expected standard for the grade. Class teachers and Student Support teachers work in partnership with parents and guardians, they work closely with students to assist those who need additional help accessing or extension within the curriculum. Identified students may need a Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) that will include accommodations and or modifications to ensure differentiation for the needs of the student in the classroom.
English Language Support
Junior School – English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Our EAL teacher works closely with homeroom teachers to support students for whom English is an additional language. Following a Language assessment, the EAL teacher meets with Homeroom teachers and communicates with parents and guardians regarding the level of support needed for their child. This support is predominantly provided within the homeroom classroom setting though some additional small group sessions may take place depending on the specific needs of students.
Our EAL teacher also collaborates with the Whole School Mother Tongue CoOrdinator to support and encourage Mother Tongue development for our Junior Students.
Senior School – Academic English Programme (AEP)
The goal of both of the AEP programme is to facilitate English language learning so that as soon as possible students are empowered to operate independently, within their general classroom, at a level that reflects their age and ability. AEP is structured as a three-stage programme. Following Language assessments, students are placed in an appropriate grouping based on their individual language needs. Students are supported through a combination of pull out sessions and support in mainstream classes. There is an additional levy for students who access AEP services.
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