学生支援

HeadStart的学生都是独一无二的,在学习和参与校园生活方面都有着不同的方式。有时候这会给学生和他们的家庭带来挑战。由迈克尔·阿特金斯领导的学生支持团队,将随时为所有学校社区成员提供学习、情感和社交支持;确保学生得到适当的照顾和指导,以充分发挥他们学习的潜力,成为自信,有韧性的年轻人。

学习支持

学习支持与学生、家长、专家教授、外部认证的机构、老师和学校领导团队密切合作,确保以适当及时的方式,确定、评估、支持和帮助到那些有额外教育需求的学生。学习支持协调员向老师就差异化和资源配置问题,提供有关建议和指导,并提供实用教学和评估支持。

额外的教育需求(AEN)

HeadStart国际学校会将学生归类为有额外教育需求的,前提是他们在学习上比多数同龄孩子难度大的多。他们可能会有特定的学习困难(SpLD)或者残疾,这成了他们学习的阻碍,再或者,阻碍他们使用这些通常提供给同龄儿童的教育设施。AEN学生可能会出现以下困难情形当中的几个或者全部:

  • 社交互动
  • 情商
  • 学历
  • 沟通技巧
  • 身体残疾缺陷 如果有学生遇到学习阻碍,学习支持协调员将遵循英国业务守则规定的程序,(与家长和老师)商定个性化教育计划(IEP)。一项IEP包含具体的目标和策略,可在课上课下帮助支持学生。IEP计划会定期进行审查,家长可以通过与老师进行非正式会谈,或者定期的审查会议来了解计划进程情况。在极少数特殊情况下,不论是在入学过程中还是入学后,如果我们无法提供满足孩子需求的资源,学校将帮助支持家庭为他们的孩子确定可替代的方案。

专家支持

我们非常幸运,在HeadStart有临床心理学家Debora Previti博士现场提供咨询服务。Previti博士将会与学习支持协调员密切合作,为学生和家庭提供咨询服务。请注意,Previti博士是私人临床医生,咨询服务是收费的。如果要推荐其他专家评估/介入,例如,言语和语言病理学家(SALT),学习支持协调员会为该家庭提供,岛内或者更远地方的其他可用从业人员名单。

咨询服务

HeadStart的学校辅导员旨在为学校社区提供更广泛的服务,指导和帮助支持他们过上健康、充实、富有成效和负责任的生活。我们专业的辅导员设在紧挨着主厅的二楼学生支持办公室,为学生和家长提供安全又温馨的环境。 我们的咨询服务有助于制定学生全面发展的支持和福祉计划,来响应我们学校社区的需要。提供的支持包括就教育、行为、职业、个人、社交、家庭、心理健康以及其他福利问题等方面的建议和咨询。 常见的咨询问题包括:

  • 学校:组织构成、目标设定、时间管理、学习计划、核心焦点、缺勤情况

  • 个人:自尊、失控的压力和焦虑、友谊关系问题、情绪低落、睡眠/健康问题、危机、悲伤情绪

  • 打造韧性:力量训练、正念、成长型思维

我们提供一个理解、支持、鼓励和挑战的环境氛围,帮助学生实现他们的教育、个人和职业目标。我们的咨询服务向所有学校社区成员开放,特别是那些危机学生、有额外教育需求的学生和家庭。 我们的辅导员与幼儿基础部、中小学部、学习支持协调员、高中部负责人,以及儿童保护办公室工作人员、班主任老师一道密切合作,确保所有的学生都有机会得到他们所需要的支持和帮助,让他们在学校里感觉到舒适和开心。

联系方式:

有学习支持需要的,请电邮联系 Michael Atkins先生 [email protected]

有咨询服务需要的,请电邮联系 Hayley Milner女士 [email protected]

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Owen Gleeson

SENCO
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Hello, my name is Owen and I will be the Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) for the whole school. I am really excited by the prospect of working at Headstart school and I look forward to meeting everyone in the coming weeks and months. I am from a beautiful little town of Tralee in the South of Ireland. It is quite similar to Phuet, we have lots of beaches and beautiful countryside, and lots of rain, unfortunately we don’t have much sun. I studied at the University College of Cork, where I obtained a BA in Geography and History, MA in International Relations and a Professional Diploma in Education. I am currently finishing my thesis for my MA in Special Educational Needs and Disability from Middlesex university. I have been working as an Additional Educational Needs (AEN) teacher for nearly 10 years. I began my career in a local school in Tralee, working with people from the traveller community in Ireland. This is where my love for the position developed as it gave me the opportunity to work with students who are sometimes forgotten or neglected. I have spent the last five years working in Amman, Jordan. It was an incredible experience to learn about the different cultures of the Middle-East. Now to my next adventure in the beautiful island of Phuket. I look forward to continuing the great work that has already been put in place by the AEN team. My ambition is to develop the unit further, ensuring that the students in our care receive the best support possible.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire". -William Butler Yeats- Irish poet
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Debora Previti

Clinical Psychologist
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My name is Debora, I am Italian and I graduated in Psychology in 2000. I moved to Thailand in 2013 for family reasons, and a couple of year later I have found what I consider as my second family, HeadStart. As a child psychologist I am uniquely qualified member of school team that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. I apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behaviour, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviourally, and emotionally. In the last five years, I provided direct support and interventions to students, consulted with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counsellors) to improve support strategies, collaborated with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies. All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. As child psychologists I help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face. I am a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.

“I am not what happens to me, I am what I choose to become.” -Carl Gustav Jung
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Stephanie Costa

School Counsellor
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My name is Stephanie and I am originally from Lisbon in Portugal and this will be my 6th year in Thailand. I am very excited to be returning to Headstart and to create a comprehensive counselling programme for students, parents and staff. I studied at Brighton University in the UK where I obtained a Masters in Social Work and at The College of New Jersey in the US where I was awarded a Masters in Counselling. I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Sunderland University in the UK. I lived in the UK for many years where I worked as a child protection social worker and I have always found motivation in supporting others in whatever ways I could. Before becoming a social worker, I worked with refugees applying for asylum, in development work in Africa, with prisoners supporting them before release, advocating for people with mental health issues, for the probation service with high risk offenders, and as a School Counsellor at a couple of International Schools in Bangkok. I also had a successful private counselling practice in Phuket for 3 years which I have now closed to work full time at Headstart. These experiences taught me the value of listening, of being compassionate and non judgemental and have led me to develop my skills in family support and child therapy. “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” ― Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being

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Callisa Rademaker

Learning Support Assistant
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