special needs

With effect from 1 September 2016, the amendment guarantees that all children with disabilities or special educational needs, where it is in their interests to do so, will be supported to enable them to successfully learn and develop in mainstream schools.

The rules for the education of these pupils, as well as the overview and purpose of individual support measures and the procedure for their provision and use, are comprehensively regulated by the Decree on the Education Act and its annexes (Decree No. 27/2016 Coll., on the education of pupils with special educational needs and gifted pupils). The support measures are divided into five levels and regulate in ascending order the extent of possible support for the pupil from the first level representing the minimum adjustment of methods, organisation of teaching and assessment of the pupil, to the fifth level containing the highest level of support measures, always taking into account the age, stage of development, best interest and individual educational needs of the pupil, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of the chosen measures.

The level and degree of support shall be determined by the school educational and psychological counselling centre (PPP) or special pedagogical centre (SPC) on the basis of an examination of the pupil. At the same time, however, the possibility of educating children with disabilities, especially children with combined disabilities or moderate and severe mental disabilities, in special schools and classes is of course maintained. Parents of children with other severe disabilities and children with mild intellectual disabilities may also, after recommendation and consultation with the school counselling centre and after careful and qualified consideration, decide to enrol their child in a special school if they believe that this is where their child's personal and educational needs will best be met.

Inclusion in our preschool takes part in Czech and English.