Government of West Bengal
Directorate of School Education
Bikash Bhavan, 7th floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091.
Memo No. 149/(42)-SC/G/Misc/48/2015 Dated, Kolkata, the 15/03/2016.
From: The Commissioner, School Education, West Bengal
To: The District Inspector of Schools (S.E) /(P.E), All the Districts of West Bengal
Sub: Guidelines on curriculum Adaptation for children with special needs.
With reference to the above the undersigned has to forward herewith the “policy guidelines on curriculum Adaptation for CWSN” as framed and enunciated in the meeting held in the chamber of the Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Government of west Bengal on 17.06.2015 regarding curriculum adaptation for children with special needs. He/she is being directed to communicate to all the schools and to ensure that all school authorities strictly adhere to the principles enshrined in the guideline. A copy of the guideline is annexed herewith.
To ensure the facilities of the children with special need following guidelines may be implemented in all govt. recognised schools.
For the Children having problems with movement, The School should have ramp, and the H.M will try to arrange the class for the particular student in the ground floor as far as possible. The ramp and the handle should be made as per PWD norms. For the Children with visual problems sitting arrangement may be done for them in the front row and near the windows. Brail text books and text books with larger print should be provided for them. Toilet may be made in such a way that everybody including the children with special needs can use it.
The schools should follow the guidelines of the boards and councils as circulated by their end regarding the matter. West Bengal Board of Secondary Education’s circular may be followed in this regard. West Bengal Council of Rabindra open Schooling’s memo no. 913-WBCROS/2015 Dt. 24/11/15 may also be seen.
Comprehensive Policy Outline
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Commissioner, School Education,