All children are different and some may need extra support either at specific moments or throughout their school careers. The European Schools are required to provide educational support to children based on their specific needs, from special talents to physical or intellectual disabilities.

The European Schools’ new policy on educational support entered into force in 2013-14. It combines and replaces the previous policies on learning support (LS), special educational needs (SEN) and the linguistic needs of students without a language section (SWALS). It offers four categories of support:
  • General support is short-term assistance for pupils who may be experiencing difficulty in a particular aspect of a subject, may need to ‘catch up’ due to late arrival in school or illness or may be working in their non-mother tongue. It is based on a Group Learning Plan (GLP).
  • Moderate support is longer-term assistance for pupils with a mild learning difficulty or in need of more targeted support. It is based on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
  • Intensive support is provided for two distinct groups also based on an ILP:
    • A – on an ongoing basis for pupils with special educational (learning, emotional, behavioural or physical) needs.
    • B – on a short-term basis for pupils with an acute educational need, e.g. language to access the curriculum.

Key documents

The Parents’ Association can advise the parents of children requiring educational support in a number of ways, for example by sharing information and helping them in their contacts with the Schools.

There is also a mailing list for parents to keep up-to-date on developments regarding educational support in Luxembourg.

If your child requires educational support, or you think that s/he might, or you just want to know what’s happening in terms of educational support, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

John Coughlan

To join the APEEE Lux1 educational support mailing list, just send us an e-mail.

To join the APEEE Lux1 educational support mailing list, just send us an e-mail.
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Minutes and information regarding Educational support meetings

Minutes from 28th January 2015 : EducSupMeeting 022015.pdf.docx