Bright Learners Private School’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities department adheres to all provisions, guidelines, and expectations found in the “General Rules for the Provision of Special Education Programs and Services (Public & Private Schools)”, UAE Federal Law No. (29) 2006, and Law No. (2) 2014.

In addition, our admissions policy for students with Inclusion has been developed in accordance with the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and with international best practice such as IDEA guidelines and regulations.

We believe we must accommodate all learners, by removing barriers that restrict the achievement and educational experience of students with Special Needs.

Our policy is inclusive and we adhere to the ‘Social model’ of disability found in the Dubai School Inspection supplement. Bright Learners Private School is committed to implementing systematic procedures that will remove any obstacle that may impose educational and social exclusion for any student. We will focus our efforts on enhancing student achievement, ensuring the acquisition of 21st century skills, and improving postsecondary outcomes so students will be prepared to contribute to a global society.

Services and supports

Targeted areas for services and supports include supplementary instructional materials, curriculum access and common core alignment, family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports, and transition. Additional services include ensuring compliance with the UAE Special Education provisions, collecting and analyzing data on educational services and outcomes, providing guidance and initiating collaborative efforts between all staff, parents, and stakeholders.