UAE School Guides

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

How To Get a Place At Oxbridge - A Guide

For many parents the fulfillment of their educational dream for their child is to secure…

SURVEYS

The Happiness Survey 2018 - Have Your Say

Happiness should not be considered a nice to have, or a state of grace. Its achievement s…

PARENTING

Memo to Google: Written in Crayon!

This heavily analysed (and no doubt expensive) data pointed clearly to the fact that&he…

PARENTING

Messy Play: It's Less Mess, More Science! 

The chaos, the paint, the slime, the crayons, the mud, the ‘creations’ made b…

SOCIETY

Nol Cards Now Needed For Dubai Parks

Improved weather in the UAE calls for a picnic in the park.  And now with the winter…

PARENTING

Why Music and Dance Matter in Early Years

Did your child bring the house down – literally or metaphorically - at the annual …

PARENTING

Go Wild! Free Entry To Dubai Safari Park

Although Dubai Safari Park will not be officially open to the public until January,  …

PARENTING

WSA's 47 AWESOME Winter Camps 2017/18

Whoop! Its almost the holidays and the weather is perfect! However, if you're planning…

SEN

SEND 2017 - Dubai Schools SEND ratings

The KHDA's new SEND Policy means schools will be required to provide a minimum level of S…

SEN

SEND 2017 - Abu Dhabi Schools SEND Ratings

ADEK announced its new Policy framework in 2014, essentially aimed at creating an environ…

SEN

SEND 2017: UAE Centres offering SEND support

The focus of this article is on organisations that are not main-stream schools, but rathe…

SEN

SEND 2017: Clinics, Support & Therapy Groups

One of the most difficult challenges faced by families who suspect or have confirmation …

SEN

New Schools and expanded provision with Specialist SEND support

In addition to the announcement of a new   Inclusive Education Framework in Du…

SEN

The WSA 2017 Special Needs Guide - 3 years on

When we started writing this update, we asked contacts in the SEN community whether they …

PARENTING

How To Survive Cold and Flu Season with Under 5s

The roll call of illnesses acquired during the first term or so at nursery can be depress…