It can happen that any child may need support at some time during their schooling.
Different forms and levels of support are provided, designed to ensure appropriate help
for pupils experiencing difficulties and having special educational needs at any point in
their school career, to allow them to develop and progress according to their potential
and to be successfully integrated.
In order to meet the needs of individual pupils on the basis of early identification of
those needs, a variety of teaching methods are used. Where normal differentiation is
not sufficient schools provide a range of support structures.
The types of educational support provided are: General, Moderate or Intensive.
Pupils may experience difficulty in a particular aspect of a subject, may need to ‘catch
up’ for different reasons or may have a mild learning difficulty or special needs. Support
is flexible and varies as a pupil develops and his or her needs change.
The educational support coordinator and his assistant organize, in consultation with
teachers and parents, this educational support as well as the special arrangements
which pupils could benefit from during assessments and exams.