Learning Development and support for each child plays a vital part in school life at Mount Kelly School Hong Kong. Learning Development reflects the ethos of the school in its care for individual pupils. Every pupil has the support and encouragement that they need to do their best and exceed their expectations. We are able to give support to those who need it and to extend those who need further challenge. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that we get to know the pupils that we teach as individuals.
New pupils are given on entry assessment tests and we will arrange for further diagnostic testing if required. Communication with parents is very important and pupils are always involved in decisions about their learning. We hold regular individual parents’ meetings and provide detailed but easy to understand school reports.
Information regarding pupils’ differences and how best to teach them is passed on to all class teachers. The school provides professional development to staff on a regular basis and bring in experts to train staff as often as we can.
We recognise that there will be a range of attainments and interests within our pupil body. There will be differences, whether they are intellectual, emotional, physical or social and these will be evident in individual pupils speed of mastery, their confidence levels, in their willingness to participate and in the outcomes of their learning. Thus, we understand that differentiation is essential if all children are to be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We seek to raise the level of achievement by providing appropriate support and guidance to our pupils who experience difficulties in any aspect of their learning. We aim to help build pupils’ confidence and self-esteem in order to enable pupils to realise their full potential.
For children who require additional support to access the curriculum and fulfill their potential, out Learning Development Department (LDD) are there to help. The LDD at MKSHK creates an inclusive, caring and dynamic approach to learning. Specialist Learning Development staff will have access to excellent resources, ensuring they can adopt innovative, multi-sensory programmes to support pupils. Levels of support vary according to need and may be offered in a variety of ways and include weekly specialist individual or group teaching for pupils with literacy or numeracy difficulties. Where necessary, MKSHK can recommend external assessments and specialist input for experts such as Educational Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists.