Learning Support Overview

 

The College strives to establish a culture of integration by adopting a whole-school approach to serving students with special educational needs (SEN).  Our goal is to provide students in need with appropriate and multi-faceted support services, in order to enhance their learning effectiveness and assist them with their integration into life at Kung Lee. 

Our Integrative Education Team include an Assistant Principal, a Special Educational Needs Coordinator, teachers of the Learning Support Group, social workers, educational psychologists and different subject teachers.  In addition, other functional groups such as the Academic Affairs and Assessment Administration Committee, the Discipline and Counselling Team, and the Life-Planning Team assist in the support of SEN students, as part of the whole-school approach towards integrative education.

The College makes full use of the Education Bureau's Learning Support Grant, including to hire additional manpower such as a Teaching Assistant in charge of learning support, and to purchase external services.  For example, support services for students with emotional and behavioural issues, integrative activities, and life-planning activities and courses.

In terms of academics, the College takes into consideration students' special educational needs to adjust their learning, homework and assessments.  The College accomplishes this through the provision of SEN assessments, referrals, and individual learning plans, and through cooperation with SEN professionals.

Parent-school cooperation is highly valued by the College, especially in the area of SEN support.  To this end, the College maintains close communication with parents through regular parents' days and the use of the "Kung Lee Communications" mobile application.

Finally, the College abides by the Education Bureau's guidelines by arranging for a number of teachers to participate in training courses related to catering for learners' diversity (beginner level and advanced level).  We also invite different organisations and professionals to share their experience with us through training sessions held at the College.

 

Overview of the Whole-School Integrative Education Policy, Resources and Support Measures (2020-2021 Academic Year)

  1. Policy

The College strives to establish a culture of integration by adopting a whole-school approach to serving students with special educational needs (SEN).  Our goal is to provide students in need with appropriate and multi-faceted support services, in order to enhance their learning effectiveness and assist them with their integration into life at Kung Lee. 

The College emphasises student-teacher rapport.  We strive to build a positive campus and a culture of care.  Different activities and other means are used to encourage a sense of belonging to the school, which may assist students in finding direction in their lives.

The College emphasises parent-school cooperation.  Using a variety of methods, the school works with parents to develop effective strategies for student support.

  1. Resources

The Education Bureau has granted the College additional resources for the purpose of supporting students with SENs, including:

A Learning Support Grant of $338,513 (predicted) for the purpose of hiring a teaching assistant, purchasing a socialisation training service package, arranging integrative activities, and providing life-planning activities and courses that are suitable for students with SENs.

  1. Support Measures and Use of Resources

The College provides the following support measures for students with SENs and other academic needs:

Establish an Integrative Education Group, whose members include the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, a representative from the Academic Affairs and Assessments Administration Committee, class teachers, social workers, educational psychologists and different subject teachers.  In addition, other functional groups such as the Academic Affairs and Assessment Administration Committee, the Discipline and Counselling Team, and the Life-Planning Team assist in the support of SEN students, as part of the whole-school approach towards integrative education;

Hire a support teacher for the purpose of student support and catering for learners' diversity;

Arrange for the support teacher to counsel students in need, not only in academics, but also through mutual participation in extra-curricular activities to establish students’ confidence and provide emotional support;

With assistance from an educational psychologist, the support teacher reviews and enhances existing teaching methods and coursework, with the aim of using a multi-faceted approach to support students, enhance their learning motivation, and cater for learners' diversity;

Purchase text-to-speech software and other assistive learning technologies to support students with dyslexia;

Adjust the learning experience, coursework and assessments for students with SENs.  Through classroom observations, teachers record students' learning performance and results, which are communicated with parents regularly.  If necessary, support teachers and educational psychologists assist in communication with parents;

Purchase group services under the coordination of social workers, to provide training to help students with emotional issues and/or weak social skills, with the goal of improving their emotional resilience and social skills, and to address educational needs;

Arrange for class teachers and members of the Integrated Education Group to meet with parents and provide them with an overview of the student support scheme early in the school year, to increase the College's transparency with regards to the student support policy, measures and services;

Enhance communication with parents through parents' days and mobile communication applications, and provide education for them through seminars that allow parents to understand the learning needs of different students, especially those who suffer from mental health issues;

Invite different organisations and professionals to provide training to teachers, and encourage teachers to participate in training courses related to catering for SEN students provided by external organisations such as the Education Bureau and the Education University of Hong Kong.