UAE School Guides

New Schools

Dubai's New Schools Opening September 2018

The 2018/19 academic year looks set to bring Dubai some really pretty unique educati…

Choosing A School

School or a Nursery for Your Three-Year-Old?

What was a far off prospect when you placed your child on the school waiting lists is now…

Choosing A School

What Really Goes On In A KHDA Inspection?

Its that time of the year when schools are inspected by the Knowledge and Human Developme…

Parenting

Physical Development - Much More than Sport

Physical development is often overlooked, but as Early Years Educators will tell you, the…

Parenting

In Early Years Communication is Key

A child’s early years are often the time when any issues around communication (hear…

Parenting

Emotional Development, the Foundation of Learning?

Hearing about young over achievers that are able to do complicated maths before the age o…

Parenting

How to Assess a Nursery, and Your Child

Parents are justifiably anxious about making the right choices for their child, and often…

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

Special Needs 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, Flu Season with Under 5s

The roll call of illnesses acquired during the nursery years can be depressing (and espec…

Choosing A School

Getting a Very 'British' Education in Asia, MidEast

The British international school brand has gone global in the past decade. From Har…

Best School

Five nurseries with an AMAZING outdoor space

While there is no doubt a nursery can still deliver the goods without an outdoor compone…

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Society

Playful Learning: Covid's Impact on Early Years

Most parents will know by now that young child learn best in a play-based curriculum. A y…

Society

Finally! Dubai Nurseries Begin to Reopen

Nurseries in Dubai are once again busy with the sounds of happy children as they begin to…

School Performance

Students Get "Extra" 3-Weeks for A' Level, GCSEs

A-level and GCSE exams for 2021 are scheduled to go ahead next summer but with a three we…

Courses & Curricula

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award: What's In It for You?

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award has it all; the blisters, putting up a tent i…

Courses & Curricula

IB Exams 2020-21: What You Need To Know

The Covid-19 pandemic continues, and it has been nearly a year of disruption to learning,…

Secondary Schools

Mock Exams to be 'Plan B' for A Levels, GCSEs

‘Rigorous’ mock A level and GCSE exams are to be held this winter as part of…

Society

Nurseries Reopening: The Long Wait Continues

Nurseries in Dubai have been closed since 1st March. With no formal financial relief pack…

Society

New "Which School Show" Launched

Parents across the UAE will be able to visit schools as well as have conversations with …

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