Student welfare encompasses the overall well-being of students. ISH provides a healthy and safe learning environment where children feel secure and are listened to, taken seriously and responded to appropriately. Children at ISH should know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or have difficulties.
All adults working in or on behalf of the school have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. This includes a responsibility to be alert to possible abuse and to report/record all concerns to a student welfare team with safeguarding responsibilities. This team meets every two weeks, or as required, in order to discuss safety concerns. The team consists of the Deputy Head, Primary School Principal, Secondary School Principal, ASCP Leader, School psychologist, Learning Support Coordinator(s) and school secretaries who are trained in making reports to the Kommune and counselling children.
The School-Home Partnership is an agreement between parents, students and teachers to ensure that effective communication between the school and home is established. We expect that all parents and students read the PYP Parent Student Handbook & MYP Parent Student Handbook and follow the school’s procedures and policies. Please sign and return the agreement on the last page of the handbook to your child’s class teacher.
The Student Support Services (SSS) consist of EAL (English as an additional language), the school health service, learning support and the school psychologist.
At ISH we realise that in addition to academic achievement, the physical and psychological development of students is crucial to a positive and enriching school experience. The purpose of the Student Support Services is to nurture physical and psychological development and equip the students with skills they need to fully integrate into the school community, access the curriculum, and lead healthy and happy lives.
Specialist Support Referrals
We maintain a list of external specialist support (in English and/or Danish) to refer families and students with specific needs. These include speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, learning support teachers and psychologists.
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme at ISH supports students whose primary or secondary language is not English, enabling them to develop the necessary reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to be successful in school.
Students are referred to the EAL Programme through a placement test, home language survey and by referrals from class teachers. Individual needs and the number of students requiring assistance determines how the programme is delivered. EAL classes take place during school hours as inclusion support or sheltered lessons.
The EAL Programme strives to be as integrated into the students’ regular schedule as possible.