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* All girls secondary education
* British and American Curriculum for secondary school
* Outstanding school campus and facilities
* Accredited by BSO
Open for 2022/2023
For all students to feel safe, inspired and confident. For them to respect themselves and others, taking responsibility for their actions and developing positive behaviours and outcomes for the future.
International demographic with more than 35 nationalities
United Arab Emirates
Our staff are all qualified teachers with either a Bachelor of Education or a PGCE or equivalent. They are all ADEK PASS approved. Teachers all all qualified in the curriculum they teach in.
Value added is measured against CAT4 data and (I)GCSE results.
We offer IGCSE, GCSE, International A Level and A Level exams as well as the High School Diploma.
Current data shows that all of our students will be going to University at the end of this academic year. Applications are yet to be confirmed as 1st Cohort of Post 16 students.
We focus on high expectations – our ‘bronze’ success criteria is age related expectations so that the ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ reflect above age related expectations. This is a means of focusing the planning of lessons on challenge.
In our Middle School, we prioritise PBL and investigation as evidenced by the recent introduction of Genius Hour and Science Labs being used from Year 5 upwards.
We endeavour to develop independent learning through homework and expect teachers in Middle and Senior School to set homework once a week. The time spent on homework is dependent on task and increases according to the year that the student is in.
All students have 2 PE lessons per week in order to ensure that they engage in physical activity. Alongside this, we encourage students to use their break and lunchtimes actively.
Wellbeing activities; wellbeing rooms; PE lessons; form time activities; DT lessons
We promote safeguarding, anti bullying, respect, kindness and well-being through our student leaders programme. We have a bespoke year overview highlighting values, Emotions and Personality
Internet safety and social media communications are covered with students of all ages, and workshops are facilitated for parents. We share information on filters and controls to keep students safe
We promote healthy eating through our food provision in school. There is also an extensive focus on healthy eating and food miles within food technology lessons.
We have healthy eating representatives in each class who help students make good choices.
Food Nutrition classes highlight food groups and activities on how to fuel your body efficiently.
We have a school canteen and the menu promotes healthy choices.
The approximate cost is AED 15 for a hot meal with a selection of snacks and salads between AED 13 and AED 20
We operate a behaviour policy rather than a discipline policy. We focus on praising positive behaviour to reward students that are doing the right thing. Disruptive behaviour will be dealt with by the class/subject teacher in the first instance. Consistency in the way disruption is dealt with is absolutely vital so that students know the boundaries within which they can work and learn. Communication with parents early on is also necessary to help prevent low level disruption from escalating. Behaviour issues are logged on CPOMS and appropriate sanctions, communications or reconciliations are applied accordingly.
During the year, parents receive written communication with regards to Attainment and Progress three times a year. Alongside this the school has scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences 3 times a year.
During the year, parents receive written communication with regards to Attainment and Progress three times a year. This is supplemented by three Parent Teacher Consultation opportunities.
English, Arabic, French and Spanish
EAL support is given to key individuals who are new to English and who struggle to access the curriculum. We have an EAL induction process for students who are new to English. There is a specialist teacher that provides this and support is offered through differentiated teaching and learning opportunities throughout the curriculum. We have a termly EAL focus to support teachers ensuring they are meeting the needs of all students.
We offer dedicated prayer rooms for our Muslim students.
Students are identified and challenged within lessons. Our Gifted and Talented students are also members of the Academy of Excellence where they have access to higher level learning. We have introduced Advanced Learning Plans to help further challenge our more able students with targets specific to their areas of strength. Our aim is to provide opportunities beyond the curriculum to explore their strengths and areas of passion.
One to one intervention; small group intervention; support for learning; additional exam support;
All students needs are highlighted on planning, to stretch the more able and support the less able. Meetings are held weekly to review information and offer further support.
Students have Individual Support Plans to assist social and emotional progress and Individual Education Plans to support with their academic needs. We have close links with outside agencies and strong relationships with families to work collaboratively to support specific identified needs.
Through our Director of Inclusion and support from the wider Aldar team.
We have links with multiple external agencies who support our students both on and off site to meet their individual needs.
Yes - The Al Mamoura Parents Association (AMPA). They support school staff in organising community events, providing feedback on future plans and meet with regularly with our leadership team.
We have AMPA which is the Al Mamoura Parental group within the school.
They have a change to support with specific events within the school such as National Day, International Day etc
Coffee Mornings scheduled bi-weekly
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