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  1. ESF's reluctance in dealing with special needs 'disappointing'

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Icy Lee

    ... (registered as 'individual needs' students). In the past few months, a group of ESF SEN parents lobbied Legislative Council members for their support for two amendments to the ESF bill, ... representative on the ESF board of governors. For SEN parents, bringing the SEN issue to the forefront carries a great deal of symbolic, if not practical, significance. The two proposed amendments, which ...

  2. New centre to open for special-needs pupils

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... September for 24 students in three classrooms with additional support areas and resources. Its start-up and operating cost is HK$17.3 million, funded by the Education Bureau and ESF. Currently, there are 77 learning support places across the ESF's primary schools and 28 in the secondary sector. Another 60 places for students with moderate to severe needs are offered at the Jockey Club ...

  3. Others must pitch in for SEN pupils: ESF adviser

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... to provide more places for English-speaking children with special needs. The ESF, which this month launched a four-month review of its special needs assessment process, has held initial talks with the Education Bureau about increasing the number of places it provides for special needs children at primary and secondary level. The bureau funds ESF places for children who cannot be educated ...

  4. ESF feels the need

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... long waiting lists for places have caused frustration. But as awareness of the need for effective special needs education continues to grow, the ESF has devoted more resources to the field, created additional learning support classes and emphasised its commitment to inclusive education. A conference for parents today will mark the public launch of the ESF's special needs policy, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Mailbag

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BRIAN WONG, Hong Kong College of Technology. Fairness means all ESF pupils are represented I applauded legislative councillor Albert Cheng's challenge to the English Schools Foundation at the Bills Committee meeting on October 8 regarding ESF opposition to special educational needs (SEN) representation on the board of governors. He asked the foundation, with only one SEN parent ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF's position on special needs shows it lacks sympathy I refer to your article 'Parents win special place on ESF board' (Education Post, December 8). As a special educational needs (SEN) parent, I write to express my disappointment at the ESF's intransigent stance on SEN parent representation on the board of governors. Despite legislators' agreement ...

  8. Mailbag

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some special needs providers in Hong Kong. For this reason, and because the ESF receives substantial funding from the government, I would urge the EMB to investigate the special needs provision and the system for dealing with complaints in the ESF. The following could be used as reference. Has the EMB carried out an evaluation of the demands for special needs places in Hong Kong both ...

  9. Too little, too late

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or a foreign language at home turn to the fee-charging English Schools Foundation and international, private and non-profit sectors for schooling. The ESF is funded by the Education Bureau (EDB) ... to moderate problems. Children with mild learning difficulties that require minimal teaching and learning adjustment are catered for within mainstream classes in all ESF primary and secondary schools. ...

  10. Mailbag

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF discrimination off mark When I hear about some in Hong Kong complaining about the entry criteria to English Schools Foundation schools I get a little annoyed. My wife and I have been ... at the standard rate for my 18 years. The ESF schools are about the only useful, if small, return on my investment. I have looked at my sons and daughter's class photos over their combined 17 years ...




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