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Professional Development for Learners

One of the very few topics educationalists totally agree upon is the importance of continuing professional development for teaching and support staff. This may seem so obvious as to need no further explanation but this would be to underestimate the…

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The Assessment Process for Admissions

All schools in Dubai require children to take part in an assessment prior to enrolment. But what exactly does this mean? What happens during the assessment? How can you prepare your child to help them get into what you consider…

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The International Classroom

One of the great pleasures in being asked to construct the Academic Plan for the Arcadia Preparatory School was the emphasis Mr Valrani placed on teaching and learning in an international context. It was doubly refreshing to have extended conversations…

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The New English National Curriculum

For many parents throughout the world, the ability to send their child to a ‘British curriculum’ school is of great importance. What many people may not realise, however, is that the English National Curriculum has recently undergone some fairly major…

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