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At Pembroke, curriculum, assessment and teaching delivery and design are modified to suit the needs of students where suitable and possible.

This includes provision of learning support and enrichment programs for students who may need extra help, or extension. We believe enthusiastically in a multidimensional approach to learning that includes as many pedagogical approaches as it may take to enhance and encourage learning for individuals and groups of students.

Our Inclusive Education Department provides learning support services, overseen by the Heads of School for students in their sub-school. The School aims to identify students with learning needs as early as possible using an evidence-led approach. In the Junior School, classroom teachers work closely with specialist teachers and teacher assistants to address children’s specific developmental needs. A combination of supported in-class work, small group work and individually tailored programs generally provides the best learning opportunities for Junior School students.

In the Middle and Senior School, students who require extra help may be offered modified work in smaller class groups as well as working with a support teacher to assist their achievement. Students with high needs may receive in-class support or undertake integrated learning and some modified courses. Students who may respond to academic extension and enrichment may be provided access to a differentiated curriculum, opportunities for acceleration within a subject area and a range of problem-solving and critical thinking experiences.

Senior School students who have been identified as having specific learning difficulties may be eligible, under SACE and IB guidelines, for special provision in assessment tasks. Flexible pathways are also possible within the SACE structure.

In addition, Pembroke has a long history of educating hearing-impaired students through our Hearing Unit established in 1976.