Educational Support

The European School Munich advocates a 'whole school approach' to special educational needs which involves all the staff adhering to a model of good practice. The staff of the school is committed to identifying and providing for the needs of the children in the school. It is about creating a secure, accepting, collaborating, stimulating community in which everyone is valued. Through adopting the 'whole school approach', the European School Munich can cater for students with diverse needs in a more comprehensive manner. This approach aims at a cohesive response to diverse learning needs and a consistent practice, as far as possible, in a culture of ongoing improvement which sets high expectations, monitors student's progress and discussion of student achievement. The central aim is for a child-centered education for life in the wider world beyond the school, incorporating the European dimension.

In order to optimize the teaching and learning it is vital to:

  • set achievable targets which promote self-esteem and a positive attitude to learning
  • encourage differentiation, supporting the learning process
  • work in partnership with students and parents
  • promote collaboration among teachers
  • enable students to monitor their own learning and become independent learners within their own ability

Communication and cooperation with parents
The teaching and management staff of the European School Munich believe that when parents are involved in their child's education and work in partnership with the school, their child learns and achieves more. The operation of an effective communication system between all the parties involved in meeting the individual learning needs to the student is essential. Promotion of parental understanding and involvement at an induction meeting for parents at the beginning of the school year and the arrangement of formal and informal parent-teacher meetings during the year ensure that parents are fully informed of their child's progress. Parents also have a vital role to play in supporting their child at home when given tasks that complement the work done in school. When students struggle to make the expected progress a meeting is held involving all parties connected with the child to plan effective measures in supporting him/her.

For detailed information, please refer to the document "Internal Guidelines for parents", which you will find below.

Area-specific Educational Support