Our inclusive approach
In our diverse and dynamic school community, we welcome differences between the students.
Students are more likely to thrive and achieve academic success when they experience a sense of belonging, well-being and can form strong relationships in school. Achieving this is a shared responsibility in our school.
Teaching, learning & well-being
Our approach to teaching and learning helps build a sense of community and provides each student with consistent support and guidance. To proactively address the academic, behavioural and social-emotional needs of the students, our school also provides additional support.
Our school counsellors provide individual and group support to our students and their families. Learning support services are offered through the inclusion team and include where possible early intervention strategies. Our inclusion specialists offer consultation with teachers, observation, in-class support, small group support and where needed, individual academic support.
Our multilingual approach is very much part of our vision on inclusion. To find out more, please view the language acquisition page.
As a school that is partly funded and supported by the Dutch government, ISU is a member of two regional support networks (samenwerkingsverbanden) in Utrecht. For Primary we are a member of Samenwerkingsverband Primair Onderwijs Utrecht and for Secondary we are a member of SterkVO. Both networks advise on and arrange support for students with additional educational needs. For matters related to the health of our students, we have a school doctor and nurse appointed by the municipality of Utrecht. Depending on the needs of the student and the family, ISU also works closely together with the Attendance officer (Leerplicht ambtenaar) and our local social care team (Buurtteam).