How Does the Learning Support at St. Andrews Sukhumvit 107 International School Work
December 28, 2023

How Does the Learning Support at St. Andrews Sukhumvit 107 International School Work?

We at St. Andrews Sukhumvit 107 or S107 offer an academically non-selective international school that thrives on being inclusive instead of being exclusive. Yes, we do assessments on the kids entering the school. However, it’s to ensure we’re equipped to meet their needs.

This is what learning support here at St. Andrews is all about. Some children require learning support at certain periods of their schooling for various reasons, thus they have this programme available for them.

What is the Learning Support Provision of St. Andrews?

The Learning Support Provision at S107 is basically a fully customised or tailor-made programme to offer custom-fit education for every child instead of concluding that a one-size-fits-all solution must be implemented on every last classroom.

  • Method of Learning: The programme uses a response composed of the following actions—Assess, Plan, Do, Review. This method of learning is designed to meet the individual, diverse, and unique needs of every student in St. Andrews Sukhumvit.

  • Regular Meetings: The children, their parents, and our school staff as well as any relevant external therapists regularly meet to set goals and cooperate as one team to make sure the kids get the most out of their custom education.

  • Smaller Class Sizes for Better Focus: Additionally, our school has smaller class sizes, which leads our teachers to focus more on fewer students rather than trying to handle huge classes on their own, where they end up spreading themselves too thin.

  • Generously Staffed and a Dedicated Department: Instead of being understaffed, our dedicated Learning Support Department is generously staffed so no kid gets left behind or forgotten by stressed teachers who have too much on their plate.

  • The Programme in a Nutshell: The Learning Support programme is here to make our school more of a devoted centre of learning that works in tandem with the teachers to assist and provide students with customised access to a mainstream curriculum.

The Learning Hubs of St. Andrews Sukhumvit

Our designated Learning Hubs at St. Andrews Sukhumvit for Primary and Secondary schools offer private rooms for individual learning and therapy, cooperative workspaces, and “quiet space” facilities.

Here at St. Andrews Sukhumvit, kids get the chance to follow an inclusive model of learning that brings together alternative education with standard education.

These hubs also come with these specific features, benefits, services, specialists, resources, and provisions:

  • Child psychiatrists

  • Support Assistants

  • Occupational Therapy

  • One-on-one mentoring

  • Study support sessions

  • Purpose-built movement room

  • Speech and Language Therapy

  • Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)

  • Exam technique and revision sessions

  • Dual Learner Programme (aged 14-18 years)

  • Educational testing and recommendations for Access Arrangements

  • Educational psychologists – if students need a more in-depth assessment

  • Targeted interventions from the Learning Support Coordinators/Learning

  • Shared support in class to enable students to access and remove barriers to learning

  • One-on-one support from a Learning Support Assistant including in/out of class learning

What to Expect from S107 Learning Support Classes

Your child will learn all the basics while at the same time getting custom learning that deals with their individual strengths and weaknesses through services like the Dual Learner Programme, Speech and Language Therapy, and ILPs.

The children at St. Andrews will also gain Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) qualifications in many different subjects, including:

  • Science

  • English

  • History

  • Gardening

  • Geography

  • Mathematics

  • Expressive Arts

  • Computer Tester

  • Sports and Fitness

  • Food and Culinary Arts

Dual Learners will get to learn at both St. Andrews classes and the on-site vocational Steps Training Centre to maximise their knowledge base and learning potential.

The Steps learning hub also contains a campus café that students can go to for the sake of gathering hands-on work experience.

Vocational Steps Training Centre and Other Learner Classes

The kids will also follow the Steps Preparation for the Future Programme to enable them access to ASDAN qualifications in Hospitality, Independent Living, and Workright as well as jumpstart their gathering of work experience.

  • More Opportunities for Self-Improvement: Learners are well-supported in our school such that they’re actually given more opportunities to expand their horizons and become the best pupils possible.

  • Multiple Chances to Join Mainstream Classes: They’ll even get several chances to join mainstream classes such as Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE), and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes wherever it’s appropriate.

  • Opening More Doors: Long story short, the Learning Support Provision of St. Andrews Sukhumvit doesn’t only ensure customised learning for students with unique circumstances. They also open more doors of opportunity for the children’s future careers or potential job choices.

EAL English as an Additional Language

Most every country communicates in English by some capacity, particularly when dealing with international trade and industry or surfing the most popular pages on the Worldwide Web.

Luckily, the robust, comprehensive, and high level of English taught here in St. Andrews Sukhumvit as part of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme is personalised and resourced to offer the best conditions for the personal and academic success of pupils.

We at St. Andrews pride ourselves in hosting students from over 30 countries since we’re an academic centre that embraces and celebrates the value of internationalism. The goals of the programme include the following:

  • Immediate Knowledge Base: It aims to give the children an immediate, short-term knowledge base of sufficient English proficiency that’s applicable to their social and academic school life.

  • Fully Developed Understanding: It also strategically helps pupils in acquiring a fully developed understanding of the language to ensure future success in the mainstream classes without EAL support.

  • From Nursery Onwards: It’s a programme made available to all St. Andrews children for whom English is a second, third, or unfamiliar language from Nursery onwards in multiple forms depending on the level of required help.

We believe St. Andrews is one of the best learning centres of its kind to teach students English as a second language. English remains a common language not only among Westerners, but also in Science, Math, Business, Cinema, and so forth.

Our school delivers its EAL programme by English specialist instructors with specific pedagogical experience whether they’re teaching Primary or Secondary students.

We are focused on maximising the best outcomes and benefits of their EAL programme, ensuring that acceptable language proficiency is achieved and that all the staff have exposure to English class pedagogy and theory.

Visit the St. Andrews Campus to Learn More

Interested parties can visit our S107 campus in two ways. First, they can schedule an appointment by filling up an online form. A staff member of ours will come back to them to arrange a tour for them to visit the campus on-site.

Speaking of sites, you can also watch our school’s personalised interactive virtual campus tour. Here, you’ll have a virtual tour of our campus online while also learning the educational offerings we offer students in various levels.