The Green Unit is a non-profit facility of Kuwait English School catering for students with special educational needs, aged 6 years to 21 years. Learning Support classes follow a mainstream curriculum to IGCSE level, adapted to suit the individual needs and learning styles of each student. Special Needs classes follow a more practical, skills-based programme leading to the ASDAN Award. Classes are small (8-10 students) with a teacher and teaching assistant, enabling students to work at their own pace and with plenty of support and encouragement.
The unit is situated alongside the main school building and is set on three levels, one for each department as follows:
SPECIAL NEEDS (Seniors) ASDAN Practical Curriculum for students with moderate special educational needs
LEARNING SUPPORT (Infants and Juniors) Mainstream Curriculum for slow learners
LEARNING SUPPORT (Seniors and Senior College) Mainstream Curriculum working towards External Examinations & the ASDAN Silver Award
The Unit has its own computer suite, Arabic rooms, a student kitchen and resource areas as well as a Senior College for older students working towards IGCSE and GCSE examinations. All students attend PE and swimming lessons in the main school with Juniors attending Music and Library lessons also. Students studying a mainstream curriculum share in main school break times, whole-school events and some extra-curricular activities. Selected students attend classes in main school for some subjects, depending on ability.
We aim to offer an all-round education for our students in a caring and supportive environment, enabling each one to fulfil their own individual potential.
As a non-profit facility, a Parent/Teacher Committee was established in November 1999 to represent the needs of children attending the Green Unit. It consists of representatives from parents, Kuwait English School High Management and Green Unit Staff. Members agreed a mission statement as follows:
“The Committee aims to support and enhance educational opportunities for our children’s future; to raise awareness in the community of their potential contribution, to support parents and to prepare children for independence and work placement.”
Go to the relevant Curriculum & Subjects page to find out more.