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  1. ESF goes high-tech in primary assessments

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (Primary) for the ESF, said a need to distinguish between top students had spurred the foundation to search for a better test. 'The NAA has been useful in helping us to evaluate our ... accelerated the change. Ms Coker said the ESF had chosen InCAS because it offered individualised testing and instant feedback. 'The good thing about that is it is adaptive, if a student gets ...

  2. ESF set to reform special needs after negative report

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... proportion perceive there to be a wide gap between the 'inclusive' policy as stated by the ESF and the practice in schools,' their report stated. These perceptions mirrored many ... in schools. John Barker, the ESF's special needs adviser, said: 'There are significant criticisms that we need to address.' The ESF had responded by setting up a group including ...

  3. Appliance of science

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... prediction, investigating and concluding, gives the child a spring board into innovative, lateral thinking,' Jarrett says. English Schools Foundation's (ESF) primary teaching and learning ... for innovative ways to test a hypothesis in our science-based units, and creatively explore alternative perspectives in language,' she says. At the ESF's secondary schools division, meanwhile, ...

  4. Skills upgrade assists assistants to do better

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... schools have attended the two-day workshops, while more than 100 ESF assistants completed training courses. Kenneth Sin Kuen-fung, head of the institute's Centre for Special Needs Studies ... with challenging behaviour. The ESF has also recognised the need to train its support staff, known as educational assistants, with 59 attending a basic training course and 43 completing an advanced course ...

  5. Exceptional problems

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are prioritising gifted education,' he said. Anne Button-Smith is the special education needs adviser (primary) at the English Schools Foundation (ESF). She said ESF followed a similar inclusive model ...

  6. Help for those living in a world of their own

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... mainstreaming.' The English Schools Foundation (ESF) continues to be the main provider of primary and secondary support for a wide range of special needs. It has significantly expanded its provision ... to mainstream schools; allocation of places goes through the central admissions and review panel. The ESF Jockey Club Sarah Roe School caters for the most seriously disadvantaged. The foundation ...

  7. A brave new world

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Today's teachers do not teach in the same way it was done 10 or 20 years ago, he adds. Just as the calculator changed the way mathematics was taught during ...

  8. Hard lessons

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... curricula and assessments, as happens in English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools in Hong Kong. ESF schools have a three-tier structure to cater for a full range of special-needs students' problems. They include basic support for less severe disabilities in all ESF schools, and learning-support classes in five particular schools- which still enable the students to integrate in some ...

  9. Words to the wise

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tales,' says Marie Murphy, head of languages at ESF Educational Services. 'The point is to find something that can grab their attention. If you can do that, the passion for reading ...

  10. Schools look to celebrate diversity

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... who should be better equipped to cope with diversity, the review concluded. John Barker, the special educational needs adviser to the ESF, said schools were developing plans in response ... children in Britain and Australia, said ESF schools faced attitude problems similar to local schools that were common around the world. While parents of mainstream children may be reluctant ...




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