Special educational needs policy

Special Educational Needs Policy in Hamrahlíð College (MH)

Hamrahlíð College welcomes students with disabilities who fulfil the educational requirements for acceptance.

The school aims to:

  • ensure that the special educational needs of students with disabilities are identified, assessed, provided for and reviewed on a regular basis.
  • ensure that students with disabilities who are accepted to the school get the assistance they need and that this is done through the cooperation of school counsellors, special needs teachers, interpreters and general assistants of students with disabilities.
  • enable all students to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum.
  • ensure that the school keeps up-to-date in all the latest technology for students with disabilities.
  • ensure that students get help with their homework if needed.
  • ensure that all students with disabilities, including dyslexia, AD(H)D and anxiety, receive the appropriate support during exams.

School counsellors also support students who suffer from long term illnesses or experience difficulties that affect their studies.

In addition to the general description above, the school works according to the IBO policy regarding candidates with special assessment needs.

The special educational needs policy was initially written by the head of school counsellors in collaboration with the IB coordinator and the school headmaster.

Page last updated: 27.11.2020