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Student Support

Learning Support

At KIS International School, we believe in providing every student with the support they need to reach their full potential. Our learning support model in conjunction with the IB curriculum is designed to empower students and provide them with the tools and resources necessary for academic success.

We recognize that each student learns differently and may need additional support at different times throughout their academic journey. Our model is built on the principles of inclusivity and collaboration, with a focus on student-centered approaches to learning.

Our learning support team works closely with teachers and parents to ensure that each student receives the tailored support they need to succeed.

The goal is for the Learning Support teacher to embrace the KIS and IB philosophies and assist with the facilitation of classroom practices and learning experiences to create an educational environment where students are able to access the program either through supporting them through differentiation, skills development, or in some cases through putting appropriate accommodations in place. 

It is essential to maintain open lines of communication with all people connected with the development of the whole child, teachers, parents, administration, counselors and student support teacher. 

From differentiated instruction to personalized learning plans, our team provides a range of support services, including one-on-one support, small-group instruction, and access to specialists when appropriate. 

We also work with all students to develop executive function and study skills, as well as provide accommodations for students with documented learning differences.

It is vital for the success of all students that the communication between parents and school is transparent, so that we can provide the needed support for your child’s success. It is important to note that in Grades 11 and 12, IB Exam based accommodations do require an up to date psychological educational assessment.

We also work with all students to develop executive function and study skills, as well as provide accommodations for students with documented learning differences.

English as an Additional Language

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme has been developed to support emergent English language speakers attain a high level of English proficiency in order to access the curriculum, interact with others, and participate to the fullest extent possible in school life. Students receive EAL support according to their individual needs. This is provided during the regular school day, either in the classroom (Primary School only), or through individual and small group instruction. 

English learning language support begins in Early Years 3 and continues until the end of Grade 9. For Early Years 1 and Early Years 2 students who are not yet proficient in English, language acquisition occurs through language immersion. Scaffolded and guided play-based learning experiences help students develop comprehension skills and establish a more extensive vocabulary, to support immersion in the classroom. 

Since language skills at all levels are key to accessing the curriculum, KIS has developed extensive strategies, curriculums and procedures to ensure that language is a focus in all learning areas across the school. 

Naturally, as the students get older, their language needs become more sophisticated to access the curriculum. Students in Secondary School must have a certain level of competency in English in order to be successful with the KIS Middle Years Programme and be fully prepared to work toward the IB Courses offered in the IBCP and IBDP.

Students who enter KIS from Grade 6 and up who require English support will enter an EAL programme designed according to their English language proficiency. Depending upon the admissions assessment, they may use the time for English, Humanities and Science classes for intense EAL support, until they are able to participate fully in these classes without support. Other subject areas such as Math, Thai Studies, Design, Physical and Health Education, and the Arts will take place within the mainstream classroom. Students must complete the EAL programme by the end of the 9th grade in order to be prepared for the demands of the IB Diploma Courses we offer in Grades 11 and 12. Please note that students will only be admitted to KIS if they are expected to be fully mainstreamed by the end of Grade 9.