At ISWA, we have a focused approach to differentiation, extension and student support. Diversity is central at ISWA, where all students receive meaningful and equal access to the curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate approach embodies differentiated learning for all students. It provides an approach to learning that is based on student needs for the purpose of ensuring all students come to a similar grasp of a skill or idea.
The nature of inquiry-based learning allows ISWA students to ask questions and as a result, differentiate their learning. Our teachers provide differentiated and flexible learning experiences and assessments in response to student need.
These methods build an inclusive and equitable classroom with opportunities for each student to demonstrate the full extent of their learning.
Support for gifted and talented
Teaching and learning within the International Baccalaureate framework is a highly suitable environment for gifted and talented students. The flexibility of demonstration and assessment methods, the focus on critical and creative thinking, the development of organisational, self-management and self-regulation, all contribute to an environment where the needs of all students, included gifted and talented students, are met.
As a result, we homogeneously group our talented students through-out the school day and within the usual classroom.
Support for learning difficulties
At ISWA, our IB skilled educators work collaboratively with our Inclusive Education team in both the Primary and Secondary School, to respond to the needs of individual children.
Combined with our small class sizes, students receive further constructive feedback and differentiated learning to meet their needs. Our Inclusive Education support occurs within the whole class, small-group or individual settings. Our classroom teachers and Inclusive Education team will work closely with families and external service providers to ensure a specific need of a student, is met in a holistic way.