Inclusive Psychology and Education

Support for the development
and learning of students

The Department of Psychology and Support for Inclusive Education at Colégio da Fonte emphasizes the importance of collaboration between all elements of the educational community in building an inclusive school and in supporting the development and learning of all students.

The department has the collaboration of specialised experts, who are part of the Multidisciplinary Team to Support Learning and Inclusion at Fonte, and who work together with other elements of the educational community – pedagogical directors, teachers, external specialists who support students and parents – in the sense of promoting the well-being and success of students.

Within the scope of this department, and to ensure adequate inclusion and conditions of equity for students whose Portuguese is not their mother tongue or the language of schooling, the school provides the services of teachers to support the learning of Portuguese as second Language, who are responsible for the diagnosis and monitoring of students.

The Department intervenes in the educational community with the following objectives:

Global development and acquisition of essential skills

Respond to the pupils’ needs throughout their school life, contributing to their global development and the acquisition of essential skills;

Individualised support

Propose, monitor, follow-up and evaluate measures to support learning and inclusion;
Ensure individualised educational support to students, working alongside classroom teachers;

Inclusive school

Create and apply inclusive cultures, policies and practices, promoting effective communication between educational team members, families and external technicians;

Promotion of psychological health

Implement procedures and strategies for prevention and promotion of psychological health within the school context;

Intervention in the educational community

Intervene in the school community, at its various levels, with evaluation procedures and psychopedagogical support, psychological consulting and counseling.

The department is coordinated, at a central level, in the Project To Be group, by Dr. Dora Guerreiro, a psychologist with extensive professional experience in educational contexts and a member of the group’s Pedagogical Council, where she is also Pedagogical Coordinator.

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