Ministry of Education, Guyana

MOE Policies

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:19

Special Education

A learner who is under 14 years 6 months and has committed an expellable offence and has been given a hearing and found guilty must be expelled from the school at which the offense was committed and enrolled at a Special School.

The Chief Education Officer upon receipt of the decision of the hearing, must issue the Expulsion Order and the Approval Order for the learner to be enrolled at a Special School.

Only learners who are between the ages of 10 years and 14 years 6 months and who have committed an expellable offense and were given a hearing and found guilty could be expelled and placed in special schools.

The Permission/Approval Order from the Chief Education Officer must be countersigned by the Head Teacher of the school at which the offense was committed and by the learner’s parent or guardian.

All records pertaining to the learner must be forwarded to the Chief Education Officer who signs and transmits them to the Head Teacher of the Special School.

At the special school, the learner’s behaviour and conduct must be monitored and a report submitted on a termly basis to his/her parent or guardian and to the Chief Schools Welfare Officer.

Counselling must be provided to a learner who is at a Special School.

The Special School must provide tuition Health and Family Life Education, Mathematics, Science, English Language, Social Studies, Social Skills and Etiquette and Pre-Vocational Education/Technology Education.

At the end of each academic year, a learner at a Special School must be assessed to determine whether or not he/she has been sufficiently rehabilitated and could be returned to mainstream schooling.

To return to mainstream schooling, a learner must demonstrate satisfactory progress in the academic and vocational areas and in behaviour management.

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