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Hi,

We are currently in the process of moving to Dubai from the UK (hoping to be there in August) and are frantically trying to find a good school for our twin 6 year old boys for September 2013. One of our boys is due to have an assessment by an educational psychologist this month at his current school in UK as he has some concentration issues and we anticipate he will need some individual/ special needs /learning support in the classroom. I've contacted a few schools in Dubai and they have hinted at having a limited Individual needs dept! :confused:

So as well as the first issue that its almost impossible to get a place in most good schools; I'm also at my wits end about finding a school that will accommodate his needs and on top of this I really need to get them both into the same school as splitting them with make things much worse with too much change for them :(

Please please could anyone provide ANY tips, advice or guidance as to which schools have good provision for individual/ special needs? And how to best approach this and the schools? :confused:

Any help and advice will be much appreciated.:fingerscrossed:

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Hi Imac,

Thanks, yes it is sad this is the situation....:( I have seen this and already tried Jumeirah Primary but they are over subscribed!

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Hi Bodgo,

Yes, I did come across those schools too, I'm hoping GEMs might be an option, from their websites they look like they have inclusion/SEN co-ordinators too so fingers crossed!

Does anyone have any experience of GEMs schools out there?

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Hi Bodgo,

Yes, I did come across those schools too, I'm hoping GEMs might be an option, from their websites they look like they have inclusion/SEN co-ordinators too so fingers crossed!

Does anyone have any experience of GEMs schools out there?

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Tjas
Hi my children go to a Gems school. The children I know there that have individual learning support have to pay for the support on top of the fees. Although I do not know the exact amount it is full time help on a one to one basis, and from what I gather adds up to a very large amount. My friends company agreed to pay for this additional help otherwise they could not come here as not financially viable as covered in UK.
On the plus side, she is very very pleased with the one to one teacher and her child has progressed lots. (He doesn't need much help to be fair).
 
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