The International School of Bremen is an internationally minded school that aims to ensure that all students are able to access the curriculum and are confidently integrated into the academic and social life of the school. Our aim is to be a fully-inclusive, non-selective, international community where all students feel safe, comfortable and valued for who they are.
Each student is unique and each has different learning needs, abilities and aspirations, gaining academic skills and knowledge through different means. We believe that all students are capable of effective learning through the promotion of differentiation and scaffolding in the classroom, further supported by specific interventions where needed.
The School aims to create a supportive environment for each student, ensuring that learning support requirements are identified, assessed and implemented as soon as practicable. We endeavour to encourage and enable all students to have full access to all elements of the School Curriculum and a clear understanding of the assessment policy in the various areas of the school.
Smaller classes means that teachers are able to differentiate in the classroom by content, the knowledge and skills students need to master, by process, the activities students use to master the content, and by outcome, the methods students use to demonstrate learning. This is further supported by specialists on the staff who have experience in such areas as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Social and Emotional Disorders (EBSD).
Though most of these moderate learning disorders are dealt with through careful differentiation, it is sometimes necessary to refer students to outside or use a targeted intervention such as Fresh Start or Toe-By-Toe for those students who are dyslexic. The School aims to complete this process as quickly as possible in order to support students so that they are not unnecessarily impeded with regard to special considerations in both
internal and external testing.
The goal of the ISB is to be a fully inclusive, non-selective, international community.