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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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4.2 out of 5 based on 112 reviews
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Availability 2021/22
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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
Indian
Main student nationality
Indian
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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.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

Ambassador School Sharjah believes in providing a holistic education to students and equipping them with the 21st century skills required to create a niche for themselves in the world.The curricula incorporates leading pedagogical models and best practices from around the world to ensure the overall development of individual child.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

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 have a waiting list?

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

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Learning at Ambassador School Sharjah campus focuses around developing the necessary skill sets for critical thinking, analysis and 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.

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

Various sports activities are incorporated in 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?

Children are encouraged to bring healthy food for their breaks. 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?

Through Healthy food day celebration, assemblies on healthy food vs junk food, campaigns on eating healthy food.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

NO

If yes, does it serve hot food?

NA

What would be the amount spent by a student for their 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/3 PM for Primary and secondary

Is there a school uniform?

YES

Please advise on your discipline policy?

There is a behavior policy which is adhered to.Students are generally well disciplined in and around the campus.

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

Feedback is given during PTMs, report cards are shared with the parents after every assessment. Rubrics for various skills and AFL worksheets are shared through the notebook. Individual concerns are addressed through portal communication.

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

Parent teacher meetings happen twice a term and reports are shared with the parents after each assessment.

What is your medium of instruction?

English

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

Only as second language

Which other languages are taught?

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.

Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?

NA

Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

NA

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

YES, A TEAM OF 3 COUNSELORS AND SPECIAL EDUCATORS ALONG WITH LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS FOR SELECT STUDENTS WITH SEVERE SPECIAL NEEDS.

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 training to identify, refer and use specific strategies for the children who need support. IEP/IBP are drafted , parents are oriented through meetings and workshops.

Please provide comprehensive details of how well your school did in 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.

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, aspergers 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 to 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 contains content of the academic sessions / events / activities. This serves them as an additional information to support learning. Parental Involvement activities are also conducted on a frequent basis in lieu with the celebrations / events.

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 are 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 organized exclusively for the new parents, sharing all the required and supportive information in lieu to 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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