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Support for learning and schoolwork

Support for learning and schoolwork is divided into general, intensified and special support. Support measures, such as remedial teaching, part-time special needs education, interpretation and assistant services, and special aids, may be used at all support levels either individually or simultaneously.

General support is intended for all pupils who need support occasionally. General support includes remedial teaching, among other things.

Intensified support is provided for a pupil who needs regular support or several types of support simultaneously in their schoolwork. Intensified support is provided on the basis of a pedagogical evaluation. A pupil receiving intensified support will study according to an individual education plan.

Special support can be provided for a pupil if intensified support proves to be insufficient. In these cases, the pupil's need for support is significant and long-term and school subjects may need to be individualised. Special support is based on a pedagogical investigation, and, if necessary, a specialist statement. An official decision will made on the provision of special support to the individual pupil. You may demand rectification of the decision. Each  pupil receiving special support will have an individual education plan (IEP). The decision for special support is made for a fixed term, and it is checked at the end of the 2nd grade and during the 6th grade, or when the need for support changes.

Special support is organised in the pupil's own local school in connection to other teaching, in a special needs class or in a special needs school.

For more information about support for learning and schoolwork, get in touch with the local school principal or the Special Planning Officer of your area.

Special Planning Officers

Pop 7 (East): Ville Palkeinen tel. +358 9 310 83038
Pop 5 (Northeast): Pihla Alava tel. +358 9 310 80197
Pop 4 (North) and Pop 2 (West): Heini Stenfors tel. +358 9 310 71853
Pop 1 (South): Anni Nurmilahti tel. +358 9 310 71926
Pop 6 (Southeast) and Pop 3 (South-central): Jenni Minkkinen
tel. +358 9 310 71827

Most of the email addresses are in the format: firstname.lastname@hel.fi.  

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