The Achievement Centre – Inclusion Department

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The Achievement Centre – Inclusion Department

Making Learning Accessible To All

Inclusivity is enshrined in Sunmarke’s ethos where we welcome a diverse range of learners from EYFS to Secondary. The Achievement Centre takes the lead in providing an inclusive education to students in close collaboration with parents, teachers and external specialists.

Jayne West
Head Of Inclusion

Laila is a junior global ambassador representing sports for Children of Determination worldwide. She is a valued student within the Secondary Life Skills Class and is known nationally for her Podcasts, Instagram posts and competing in competitions. We are all very honoured to work with her. 

To facilitate the successful participation and progress of all learners, a range of additional provisions, subject to staffing and availability, are offered at no extra cost. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Interventions for literacy
  • Interventions for mathematics
  • Speaking and listening
  • Social skills
  • Motor skills
  • Directed studies
  • Extra-curricular activities specific to students with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)

Commitment to Inclusion

  • Sunmarke offers a wide range of enrichment opportunties for students of determination through our multiple curriculum pathways, supported by appropriate and personalised provision, resources, and curricular options.
  • Our school is also an accredited centre for the ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) programme of study.
  • It has a highly successful SEND department which has been commended in our most recent DSIB (Dubai School Inspection Bureau) inspection.
  • We have developed a reliable network of external providers, who parents can contract to provide specialist assessment and therapy services at Sunmarke. These include, but are not limited to:
    1.  Comprehensive developmental and diagnostic assessment
    2. Psycho-educational assessment
    3. Behavioural assessment and intervention
    4. Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration assessment and intervention
    5. Speech and Language Therapy assessment and intervention
    6. Personalised support from a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Fortes Intensive English Language Programme

The Fortes English Language Programme is a an intensive programme of cross curricular, full immersion pedagogy, with a focus on academic English, alongside every day language and culture.

Students learn language alongside new skills and all within a broad range of subjects and activities such as Art, Drama, PE and Sport, Music in addition to the usual core subjects. Students experience accelerated language acquisition and achieve a deeper understanding of subject-specific English across the curriculum.

English Language Learner Policy (2023-24)