At The Winstedt School, we prioritise well-being and embrace neurodiversity in our inclusive learning environment.
If a child is struggling in the classroom, how do you identify possible difficulties, and what steps do you take?
The Winstedt School is a unique school in Singapore, as we prioritise students’ well-being, and foster an inclusive learning environment for neurodiverse learners. Our small class sizes allow educators to deliver highly personalised teaching, as well as create personalised learning experiences that suit a child’s educational needs.
The Winstedt School uses a comprehensive model of support with the provision of Integrated Therapy and Pastoral Care for all of its students. This approach is embedded in all school routines and is offered to every student in all classes. Integrated therapy (OT and SLT) is provided every week as ‘push-ins’ during unstructured times throughout the school day.
Pastoral care support (counselling and emotional regulation) is provided both in class as well as during other group times, such as recess. It is an effective, evidence-based model that Winstedt has established over our nearly 15 years of delivering integrated therapy together with an innovative education model.
The Winstedt student is supported by a multi-disciplinary team who observes the student during all their learning routines. This provides opportunities for the team to determine the specific strengths and stretches for each of our students, and work with them to create optimal pathways for their learning. Dedicated therapists may provide therapy sessions during or after school hours, if required. One-on-one learning support sessions in Literacy, Maths, and English as an Additional Language are also available for students who need it.
Our small class sizes enable personalised teaching, and we maintain a 15-year-strong model of support — Integrated Therapy and Pastoral Care — offering effective, evidence-based assistance to all students.
Thank you Honeykids Asia for shining the light on the Winstedt Way in such an insightful article!