Support for Learning (SfL) Unit

The SfL Unit’s work is based on the belief and philosophy that:

  • All children want to learn, be accepted and behave in ways that make them part of a group setting which is respectful and nurturing.
  • All teachers and staff believe that intrinsic motivation is what works in the long term and that we are not interested in shortcuts to behaviour management, which belittles students and cripples the development of emotional wellbeing and mental health. 
  • Children who are continuously misbehaving actually need our help; they need nurturing and positivity in their life, not unkind punishment.
  • Children occasionally need some extra support to understand and assimilate new or difficult concepts taught in class. Some one-on-one or small group instruction/support can be very helpful in helping them get over the hurdle.

The SfL Unit aims to:

  • Ensure the School becomes a Safe Space to the extent that is possible
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at school or home
  • Confer with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other staff to discuss children’s progress, resolve behavioural, academic and other problems, and to determine priorities for students based on their needs
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioural problems affecting their work, interactions with others and their mental health
  • Counsel students regarding educational issues, such as course and programme selection, class scheduling and registration, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning.

All the above aims are met through the following interventions:

1. Support for Academic Learning is provided through:

  • A Special Education Needs & Catch up on Urdu Reading Programme for Years 1-3
  • Extra Learning Support sessions for Years 4 and 5
  • Specific Learning Tutorials (SLT) for Years 6-10
  • Academic & Career Counselling for years 8-10 & an Alumni-Internship for students who have passed out
  • Continous Professional Development (CPD) workshops for our teachers throughout the year on pedagogy, subject knowledge and latest educational developments and research

2. Support for Health & Well-Being is provided through:

  • A Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programme for teachers and students
  • Counselling for students and teachers who require a chat/counselling sign up on a whiteboard in the SfL Unit and an appointment is scheduled with them
  • Our well-equipped Sickbay with a compassionate School Nurse
  • Our Day Care Centre to provide our teachers with peace of mind that their babies and young children are cared for in a safe space

3. Support for Safety & Positive Behaviour is provided through:

  • A School Safety & Protection Initiative
  • Anti-Bullying workshop sessions and messaging throughout the school
  • Behaviour Guidance which includes a Social Media Policy

There are policies, systems, procedures, monitoring and follow-up for all of the above, including application forms, referral forms which are all online.