Inclusion | SISD

Zosia Bucheli
Head of Inclusion

Swiss International Scientific School Dubai is an inclusive school that recognises that each student is unique and special. SISD welcomes all students with a wide variety of learning preferences, which includes students of determination (students with special needs and disabilities). All students receive the personalised support and care that they need to grow, develop and progress as an individual in a nurturing learning environment.

SISD staff are committed to treat each student as a unique individual. Staff value getting to know each student well and build quality relationships with them. We encourage active involvement of inclusion students in the decision-making process regarding the delivery of the provision and support that they may need. Diversity is celebrated, valued and viewed as a strength throughout the school and is utilised to enhance learning through careful adjustments of teaching strategies and accommodations to meet the needs of diverse students.

Our varied curriculum ensures opportunities for all our students to meet shared goals on their learning journey in a common learning environment with similar-age peers. SISD’s learning culture celebrates inclusivity to enhance student progress and promotes achievement. Our aim is to ensure that each student reaches their full potential according to their personalised targets. SISD takes a holistic approach to student support and care. We value behavioural, social and emotional development. We believe in empowering students to be as independent as possible and confident life-long learners. We encourage parents and external agencies collaboration, contributions and equal partnership throughout the education process of our students.

Our Head of Inclusion, Zosia Bucheli, has a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in catering and provision for our inclusion students. Please do not hesitate to contact her for further information.


School Inclusion Policy

SISD's approach to inclusion


Advocating for Inclusive Education

A Guide for Parents


Advocating for Inclusive Education

A Guide for Parents (Arabic)


Law No. (2) of 2014

Concerning Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Emirates of Dubai

UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

and Optional Protocol, Federal Law No. (29) of 2006 concerning the Rights of People of Determination

Federal Law No. (30) of 2016

on child rights (Wadeema's Law)


Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework

A Guide for Parents (Arabic)