Personalised education considers each person as an individual soul. At our school, teachers work with the differences that define each pupil: their psychology, their qualities, their limitations, their previous formation, their family and social environment and their personal history.
We undertake the following:
- individual and group tutoring with the pupil
- tutoring with parents
- we dedicate time to answering questions
- revision and catch-up classes
- we teach study techniques while always collaborating with the family and the Psycho-pedagogy Department.
School Guidance Office This office provides support for the comprehensive education of your child.
The social and emotional development of a child has a direct influence on their learning. For that reason, an education centre is an excellent place for paying attention to and being able to help each one of the pupils. The entire education community (family and school) is made aware of this reality, and works and collaborates to ensure that the pupil develops in a harmonious and comprehensive manner. In other words, we ensure that pupils achieve their full potential as people.
Method – the School Guidance Office undertakes the following activities:
- Tutorials. Development of a personalised guidance plan
- Individual intervention
- Classroom intervention
- Advice to the family
- Follow-up and collaboration with external centres
The Guidance Office is part of Highlands School’s educational community. Its main objective is to support families in ways that will contribute to the evolutionary development of students. Our personalised attention begins when students join our family and continues until they have completed their studies. The first line of detection is usually the teacher, who will call attention to any academic or emotional difficulties a student may be having. Families can request counselling for their children on any attitudinal, emotional or academic issues.
With a special awareness of student diversity, when we detect that a student is having problems at school, we advise the teaching staff regarding teaching approaches that may prove more beneficial. In some cases, we “transform” the teacher’s material to help students better understand it. This modification, known as Internal Curricular Adaptation (Spanish acronym: ACI), is designed to facilitate needed adjustments to the teaching-learning process. Similarly, when we detect that a student needs reinforcement in a particular subject area, we provide personalised extension material. We periodically advise and coordinate the work of those who directly provide this support.
We promote the progress of each student in all aspects related to their performance and development, above and beyond what could be expected given their initial status, and strive to ensure that each student will achieve their full potential year after year.
The Guidance Office has two lines of action: its Preventive Programme, and its Executive Programme.
– Preventive Programme: aimed at valuing and periodically reviewing the progress and maturation of students at each scholastic stage. It also functions as an early detection programme. This programme allows us to anticipate possible learning and socialisation difficulties that students may have and to address them promptly across the entire educational community (students, families, school). It also enables us to detect gifted students and determine the level of class groups based on skills and abilities. This detection is generally carried out through group-level tests, per-term classroom observations and regular meetings with teaching and coordination staff members. This methodology is also useful for collaborations with the academic area that take into account the results obtained in each classroom and school year level, with the aim of attaining academic excellence.
– Executive Programme: charged with the implementation of academic expansion and curricular adaptation programmes, addressing students’ academic difficulties, providing advice and support to teachers and families, as well as monitoring and evaluating the progress of students served by the Office.
Programmes and activities:
– Emotional Education Programme
– PT (Peer Tutoring) Programme
– Highlands Times magazine
– Integration afternoons
– Teaching recommendations
– Study techniques
– Child abuse prevention activities