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Ambassador School Sharjah Q & A

Ambassador School Sharjah, located in the Muweilah School District, is a sister school to the Ambassador School and Kindergarten in Dubai, both rated highly by the Dubai Schools' Regulator, the KHDA, and the newly opened Ambassador International School which offers a UK/IB curricululm. The Sharjah Ambassador School (SAS) opened in 2016 and offers the UK curriculum-based EYFS programme in the KG and the CBSE curriculum from Primary through to Secondary.
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4.1 out of 5 based on 117 reviews
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2021/22
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Availability 2022/23
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Annual fee average
AED 14,500
Annual fees
AED 10,800 - 18,000
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Status
Open
Opening year
2016
School year
Apr to Mar
Teacher turnover help
12%
Principal
Mr Arogya Reddy
Community
Main teacher nationality
India
Main student nationality
India
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Welcome to the Ambassador School Sharjah official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

Yes. we have waiting list, which is given utmost priority and immediate attention, as when the seats are available.

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

Ambassador School Sharjah believes in providing holistic education to students and equipping them with the 21st-century skills required to create a niche for themselves in the world. The curricula incorporate leading pedagogical models and best practices from around the world to ensure the overall development of the individual children. The KG curriculum follows the EYFS framework developing the core learner profiles and skill development through communication STEM and Art expression.
The Primary curriculum is developed on the competencies and the CBSE core values of a comprehensive evaluation are practiced to assess the children.
The middle school curriculum is integrated with experiential learning methodologies and students are trained to be independent.
Senior classes are prepared to face the Board examinations with adequate guidance to career options and the demands of professional studies.

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

India, Pakistani, Sri lankan, Filipino, American, Nigerian , Bangladeshi and Nepali

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes, Indian

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

1:10

Does your school measure Value Added data? Please provide details of how you measure, and current Value Added benchmark scores.

NA

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

Yes, external and international benchmarking exams are part of our enriched curriculum. Our school participates in Olympiads, ASSET, IBT-ACER, GL Assessment, CAT4 , Green Olympiad and many more.

Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

The school raises the learning standards of children to International Standards by training them for International Exams like GL Assessment (UK Based Assessment), ASSET, Olympiads, Spell Bee. The students have excelled with significant results by securing top positions in exams like ASSET, Olympiads, etc.

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

NA

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Learning at Ambassador School Sharjah campus focuses on developing the necessary skillsets for critical thinking, analysis, deconstruction, and problem-solving through project-based and collaborative learning. The role of the teacher becomes that of a mentor, philosopher, and guide who is constantly facilitating the learner to remain motivated and to delve deeper into the subject and related fields of study.
School believes to Inspire, Inquire and Innovate as the students are exposed to experiential learning methods. Subjects are integrated and STEAM learning is an integral part of the curriculum.

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

Yes, Independent Learning is encouraged through homework and project-based learning, which are shared on day-wise time scheduled Homework Guidelines template, making it convenient for the parent and student to schedule their homework time accordingly. The day-wise, time-schedule Homework Guidelines template is shared with the parents in advance.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

With the huge playfields of football, basketball, tennis, and volleyball, various other sports activities are incorporated into the regular timetable . Children also have Performing arts / movement classes over and above the sports that we offer Yoga, Zumba, gymnastics are also taught to the students. Our after school program “ASPIRE” offers a variety of sports activities free of cost to all the students.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

Student Council monitors the health and hygiene of school. The Environment Ambassador of the Student Council encourages students to bring healthy food for their breaks. Students are taught about Healthy Food habits from KG. Chocolates and cakes are not allowed to be distributed during birthdays or any special occasion. Bringing healthy food is also included as one of the criteria for the Smart Child of the Month Award.

How do you promote healthy eating?

Student Council conducts assemblies and awareness campaigns including fitness challenges, healthy food day, traditional food day celebration, seminars and debates on healthy food vs junk food, etc.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

NO

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

NA

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

7:30 AM TO 12:00 PM for KG and 7:30 AM TO 1:50 PM for Primary and Secondary

Is there a school uniform?

YES

Please advise on your discipline policy?

School follows the Ministry Policies of Behaviour. The student council has Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and they monitor the student behaviour during the breaks, celebrations, and events. The school received the Anti- Bullying Award from the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for being innovative and promoting a healthy culture in school. Student Council conducts awareness assemblies, sessions, and campaigns on anti-bullying among students.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

The regular schedules of PTM are adhered to while individual Parent meetings are arranged as per the needs of the students. Virtual Parent meets as per the availability of parents are organized every month with a detailed descriptive report card highlighting the strength and area of improvement for each child. Parents have direct access to teachers, Leadership, and Principal of school by email or through the school portal.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

Parent-Teacher meetings happen every month with a detailed report being published on the school portal for every child. Parent Support Group Members attend the monthly meeting with the SLT of the school to address various common concerns.

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

French, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

All our students are non native speakers of English language. Our medium of instruction is English. Emphasis on phonics and reading in Kindergarten and Lower Primary ensures that students become well versed in the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills of English.

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

Yes, we have Prayer Rooms separately for Boys and Girls with ablution facilities

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

Gifted and talented students are identified, provisions are made in the lesson plan to challenge them further. They are trained for competitions . There is a special Genius Hour during club time every week wherein these students are given additional tasks to take them beyond their capability in their subject of interest.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

The Centre for Learning and Counselling (CLC) is the team in school catering to the needs of all students and it consists of 2 Counsellors and 3 Special Educators. Identified students attend pull out sessions with the Special Educators and the Learning Support Teachers. The school allows for the appointment of Shadow / LSA as pr the need and demand of parents.

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

Regular pull-out and classroom observation sessions are held by the SEND dept. Teachers are given the training to identify, refer and use specific strategies for the children who need support. IEP / IBP is drafted, parents are oriented through meetings and workshops.

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

Yes, the school has a team of members who are fully qualified, trained, and competent to attend or support the students with learning disabilities, especially dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's syndrome, etc.

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Yes, the school has a team for Counselling and Learning Support to assist the children with special needs/challenges. We do have an extended support system with Shadow Teacher for one on one need.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes, we have Parent Support Group with members representing each class and section.

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Yes. Parents are updated with weekly reports which contain the content of the academic sessions/events/activities. This serves as a piece of additional information to support learning. Parental Involvement activities are also conducted on a frequent basis in lieu of the celebrations/events. Synchronous and Asynchronous videos are uploaded regularly to support the learning.

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

Yes. We have class-wise parental representation in the Governing Council, who are allowed to openly share the feedback and the suggestions for the betterment of the school, which is often considered and implemented after the review by the School Officials. The parental representation is also timely updated on the progress of the school and the students. They are also part of the major decision-making sessions.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes. We have batch-wise Informative Sessions/orientations organized exclusively for the new parents, sharing all the required and supportive information about the school. Existing parents and PSG Members organize orientation for the transition classes while referring a friend is an integral part of the school. New Parents are also invited through email invitations and communications to be a part of the regular events and activities as per the availability and convenience.

This school is in a Best School by parents ranking

Ambassador School Sharjah is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:

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