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Pupil support

4.1 Admission of  new pupils
If you as a parent are interested in our school, you can download an application form for your child from our website. It is also possible to make an appointment with the location manager. During this appointment we will give you a tour of the school and will discuss all important issues and answer any questions you may have. You can make an appointment by calling the school, or send an e-mail.
Please bring the filled in admission form and a copy of your child’s BSN number with you to the appointment.
We also have an open house twice a year, in October and March. You can find the exact dates on our website. 

You can submit an application form for your child from the age of two. If a group reaches the maximum number of pupils we will close the admission. Your child will then be placed on a waiting list. So it is advised not to wait to long registering your child. 
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4.2 Starting school
Children starting school in the reception class must have had their 4th birthday. During the term before your child starts school you will be invited to meet with the teacher. Your child will also be invited to attend the school in the term before they are four. This involves your child joining the reception class for a few mornings and familiarise them with the daily routines of the class. During these visits the teacher will take time to get to know your child. 
Conditions for admitting older children:
When a pupil wants to be admitted to the groups 2 to 8,  the child will  be tested and the prior school will be contacted to determine in which group the child will be placed, taking into account the maximum number of pupils per group.

4.3 Monitoring the children’s progress at school
Pupil support means that we adapt our teaching as far as possible to meet the needs, abilities and limitations of each child, so that the child is given the opportunity to develop at his or her own level.

Teachers systematically observe and record the progress of pupils in order to highlight the needs of each child and adjust the curriculum as necessary. Therefore, pupil support is not only aimed at children with learning difficulties but also at children who can handle more than the regular curriculum offers them. Not only do we focus on adapting the curriculum but also consider the home situation of the pupil, his/her self-esteem, motivation and attitude to work, learning styles, motor control difficulties and his/her social-emotional development. 


4.3.1 The young child
The development of young children is monitored trough regular observations of the child’s performance. The results are the basis for the education we offer the group and individual child.  Should the results of those observations give cause for alarm, the problem will be further diagnosed through additional tests or observations.
If this is the case, parents will be notified by the teacher or Special Needs Coordinator.


4.3.2 School Reports and Parent Consultations
Three times a year the teacher of the groups and 2 fills in an observation list. These lists are for internal use only. They are used for monitoring the child’s progress.
Twice a year parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress with the teacher. Children from groups 3 to 8 receive a written school report three times a year.
Previous to receiving the first and second report parents are invited to discuss the report and your child’s progress with the teacher. 
If necessary the teacher will contact the parents to discuss the child’s progress or wellbeing. Parents are advised to contact the teacher if they signal any possible issues regarding their child.
On request, the school is obliged to provide written information about a child’s progress and wellbeing to the parent that is not the main caretaker.  More information about this is given in the brochure “Gezag, omgang en informatie” from the Ministry of Justice.

4.4 The Pupil Monitoring system
Pupils are monitored through standardised Dutch test and curriculum- based assessments. The results of those tests are registered in Parnassys (leerlingvolgsysteem). The purpose registering those results to obtain an objective assessment of the child’s performance compared to children in the same age group in The Netherlands. 

4.5 Special Educational Needs Assistance
When we see that a child needs extra help in the class with a learning or social/emotional difficulty, the teacher, together with the Special Needs coordinator, makes an individual education plan (IEP) and will carry out those requirements. After six weeks the plan will be evaluated and, if necessary, adapted. 

If necessary and after consulting the parents, we can turn to external care like the school doctor, social workers, GGD etc. 

4.5.1. Remedial Teaching (RT)
At Eglantier Voorhof a remedial teacher is available once a week to help children with their individual learning program or learning deficits. At Eglantier tanthof the group teacher can give extra support to pupils who need it.

4.5.2. Children with a disability
The policy of De Eglantier is described in detail in “het rugzakbeleid” (available at request). 

4.5.3 School doctor/ Social worker/ GGD
During their years at school, children go through many stages of development. A child grows physically, emotionally and socially. All children who live in Delft or go to school in Delft will be invited, at specific times, to go for an examination with the youth healthcare centre in the Jeugdgezondheidszorg GGD Delft.

The paediatric doctors, nurses and medical team of the JGZ give information and advice to the children and those involved with their upbringing. They are experts on health, behaviour and living conditions and are often closely involved with projects such as assistance with raising your child, maintaining healthy weight, truancy counselling, alcohol, smoking and drugs.  

You can reach the GGD or JGZ via our “intern begeleider” Mrs. Clarike Blok at the school.

4.6 General information regarding leaving school and transition to secondary school
When a pupil leaves to attend another school we will send the pupils file to that school. The student file contains:

·         educational report

·         certificate of deregistration

You will also receive the workbooks and other work of you child.

Transition to Secondary School

When your child is in group 7 your child will have a Cito test (Cito entree). This test gives an indication of which kind of secondary education your child should go to. The teacher in group 8 will give the definitive advice and during a special parents evening will inform you regarding the possibilities of secondary school options for your child.