The Ministry of Education and Surrey Schools is deeply committed to the philosophy of inclusive education for our students with special needs. Inclusion is a term that supports the belief that all students are entitled to equitable access to learning, achievement and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of their education.
Surrey Schools design learning environments where students with special needs are fully participating members of our learning communities. All of our 7215 students with special needs require personalized supports that include in part, case management and an individual education plan (IEP) that is collaboratively developed. The IEP outlines any specialized support requirements and unique educational programming needs.
Our 7,215 students with special needs are each unique. They come to us with wide-ranging needs, abilities, strengths and hopes for their future. This being the case, reporting achievement publicly on students with special needs as a cohort can be misleading.