At CAIS, we help all students to reach their full potential. In this process, some students encounter various obstacles to their learning.
The EAL team and Learning Support helps students overcome these obstacles by providing additional individualized support.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The new CAIS EAL Department was created in August 2019 and is led by Tony Cohen. Tony is highly qualified and experienced EAL teacher with over a decades experience leading and teaching in the British Council in Singapore. The EAL team works in Primary and Secondary and provides support in three main ways:
Withdrawals - students are withdrawn from lessons
In-class support - EAL teacher supports students in-class
After-School - additional EAL learning opportunities are offered after school
Click here the EAL page for more detail on the EAL provision at CAIS.
We primarily cater to students with mild to moderate needs in these areas:
• Communication and Language
• Cognition and Learning
• Social and Emotional
• Mental Health
• Mobility (including temporary disability)
In addition to collaborating with outside professionals, CAIS uses Response to Intervention to identify students with behavioral or academic concerns.
RtI is a multi-tiered support system which applies varied levels of assistance and monitors students’ progress. The Learning Support Specialist will collect and analyze data concerning academic and behavioral progress.
Learning Support Specialist
The Learning Support Specialist provides consultation, evaluation, intervention, prevention, and research, and training services. These services are intended to benefit students, parents, staff members and the administration. These services cannot replace or supplant the diagnostic responsibilities of private practitioners.
Learning Support Team
The Learning Support Team is comprised of general education, Learning Support, academic leadership, parents and the student
The Team will meet to discuss any issues concerning the student that may require additional services outside of what is regularly provided to all students. If the Team feels that the student requires significant accommodations / modifications to reach grade level expectations and / or appropriate access to the school environment, the Team will create a Learning Support Plan (LSP) to assist this student reach full potential.