At JB, our Learning Resource Centre exemplifies the school motto, 'Ever Forward,' by equipping our students with special needs, with the required skill set to achieve their full, true potential. A referral to the LRC may be made by the Principal, the Primary Supervisor or the Class Teacher. Our qualified counselor and special educator then take the referral forward in the student's best interests.
The Main Objectives of the LRC are as follows-
- To identify and informally assess students with special educational needs, as well as those who are challenged by the academic demands of their class, and the social expectations they are faced with
- To provide effective strategies and coping mechanisms within the school framework, as well as referring students to external professionals, as and when required
- To maintain a constant feedback loop with their respective teachers, and actively engage students in the classroom
- To foster a sense of independence and confidence in our students
The LRC at the school comprises of the Counseling Department and the Remedial Centre (Centre for Special Needs).
The Remedial Centre (Centre for Special Needs)
The J B Petit High School admits girls irrespective of their disability or special education needs, provided that the school deems it possible to meet their needs adequately without unduly prejudicing the education and welfare of other students.
The Centre for Special Needs at the school is responsible for the early identification, informal assessment and remedial intervention for students with special education needs.
- Remedial help is extended to all Primary and Middle school students. Curriculum adaptation and differential learning strategies are offered to Secondary school students.
- Our qualified and experienced special educator facilitates an easy dialogue with the Council to acquire the necessary concessions required during tests and examinations. Parents are constantly updated and involved in the process through regular meetings and suggestions for home programs to work on the areas of need.
- The special educator conducts regular workshops and presentations for the school faculty to sensitise them to the special education needs of their students, and to keep them updated about the latest research findings, teaching methods and legislations in the field.
The Centre for Special Needs is not a coaching center, extra class or a substitute for curriculum. It is a facilitation center for students who have special needs till they are able to independently perform according to their age and grade level.