Education as an Uplifting Force

Help for disadvantaged students and their families

  • UPLIFT (Uplifting Pupils in Life and Inspiring Families Taskforce) Community Pilot on track to reach out to more than 300 students by 2022 in pilot sites, and will be extended to Bukit Merah
  • Recruit and train volunteers to be UPLIFT Family Befrienders to offer friendship and informal assistance
  • Proactive outreach in all primary schools to families with greater needs to enrol their children in school-based Student Care Centres
  • Enhance after-school support in primary and secondary schools, such as mentoring programmes and skills-based activities
  • Strengthen partnership with community partners like Self-Help Groups and the People’s Association

More on UPLIFT efforts in 2M Maliki Osman’s COS speech.

2M Maliki Osman’s speech

Enhanced support for Special Educational Needs

All primary schools to have targeted transition support for P1 students with social and behavioural difficulties by 2026
  • 5 to 10 P1 students in each school will benefit from TRANSIT (TRANsition Support for InTegration) each year
  • 40 primary schools will pilot TRANSIT by end-2021
  • Allied Educators (Learning and Behavioural Support) and teachers will support these students in small groups and within their form classes, to develop their foundational self-management skills
  • TRANSIT-related Professional Development will build up schools’ capabilities to support other students with Special Educational Needs

Expand Grace Orchard School
  • Cater to a total of 600 students, up from its current capacity of 450
  • Serve students aged 7-18 with Mild Intellectual Disability and meet demand for places in the west

More on enhancing support for Special Educational Needs in MOS Sun Xueling’s COS speech.

MOS Sun Xueling’s speech
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