Applicants with Special Educational Needs

NAFA acknowledges the potential of our youths and the diversity of learning capabilities. The Academy will, within our given resources, facilitate and support students with Special Education Needs (SEN).

Students who inform and declare their learning needs prior to admission or after, will meet with the Office of Student Care within the first month of school to discuss the types of support required to maximise the learning experience. This may include purchasing of recording devices for student with writing difficulties and/or assigning a staff mentor within the department.

SEN Fund
NAFA does not benefit from the SEN Fund disbursed by the Singapore Ministry of Education to polytechnics and ITE colleges. However, NAFA is committed to provide the same support for students enrolled into our full time diploma and degree programmes and has set up its own NAFA SEN Fund.

More information about the Fund can be obtained from the SEN Coordinator listed below.

Pastoral Care Tutors
Guidance and counselling will be provided through an assigned Pastoral Care Tutor within the programme. Regular consultations and tutorial discussions will be conducted and recorded accordingly.

The student is also encouraged to meet with the Pastoral Care Tutor on a semestral basis to monitor and discuss learning problems, if any. The Pastoral Care Tutor will record this and provide appropriate feedback to Vice Dean of Programme and Head, Office of Student Care.

Professional Counsellor
The academy has engaged a professional counsellor for all students, any referral and appointment will be made in the strictest confidence via the Office of Student Care.

Academic and Examination Arrangements
Students who have difficulty fulfilling an assessment component due to their disability may speak with their course mentor to discuss solutions. They are also advised to make an appointment with the Office of Student Care to arrange alternative assignment submission processes and assessment deadlines.

Contact Details
For more information about supporting Special Education Needs for students at NAFA, please contact the Office of Student Care.

Special Education Needs Coordinator:
Ms Oscar Ng
Office of Student Care/ Alumni Relations Office
Office: 6512 4075
Email: [email protected]