Parliament: Four specialised schools receive more resources to support special needs students
SINGAPORE – The four specialised schools here each has about 10 staff who have gone through extra training to support students’ special needs.
This is well above what is provided for in a typical secondary school, said Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education, in Parliament on Tuesday (July 10).
About 15 per cent of the teachers in these schools – Crest and Spectra Secondary Schools, Northlight School and Assumption Pathway School – have a higher level of training in special needs. All teachers in the schools, which cater to academically weaker students, have gone through training for special education needs awareness and go through regular professional development.