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Amity School Dubai Q & A

Amity School Dubai is a CBSE Curriculum school which opened in April 2017 in the Al Qusais School Zone. It is part of the same group that operates Amity University in Dubai and Amity International School in Abu Dhabi.
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At a glance
School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Acceptable
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
Availability 2021/22
Annual fee average
AED 19,000
Annual fees
AED 13,500 - 25,200
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Value
Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Apr to Mar
Principal
Ms Sangita Chima
Owner
Amity Education Group
Community
Main teacher nationality
India
Main student nationality
India
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Welcome to the Amity School Dubai 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.

If you have to highlight three strengths of your school, what would they be?

Amity School Dubai aims to create an extraordinary learning experience that enables students to use their creativity to make a positive impact in their community. Our teaching methods are designed to prepare our students for challenges and equip them with skills that are required in future.

1) We focus on incorporating computer science and technology with all subjects in school. This is primarily done to instil digital literacy, computational thinking, programming and cyber ethics amongst the future generation.

2) We understand that each child has unique interests and abilities, keeping this in consideration our Unique Learning Programme focuses on giving special attention to each student while giving them the confidence to turn their ideas into reality.

3) Our high-grade infrastructure provides a pool of opportunities for our students. In order to facilitate the experiential learning journey, Amity School Dubai has exceptional facilities like IPAD hubs, STEAM workshops, ICT Labs, Science Labs, Mathematics Lab, Creative Art Studios, an Atelier, Performing Art arenas, Music Studios. We also have extensive sports facilities, a full-size football field, a 200m track for athletics, a large multi-purpose hall with multiple indoor games and a swimming pool. These facilities along with extraordinary teaching facilities help us to mould well-rounded global citizens.

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

No

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

The vision of our school is rooted in inclusivity and innovation. Our instructive learning methods enriched with STEAM, mindfulness, bodily kinesthetics, arts and music (rhythmic and harmonic) help in developing leadership qualities in the child.

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

Our school mostly people from Asian backgrounds. It has a mix of people from India, Algeria, Egypt, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Egypt.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes, our students are largely Indians.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

12:1

Please describe your approach to teacher recruitment in terms of the balance of staff you seek in terms of nationalities and in terms of years of experience/ qualifications you look for. Please also provide details of how you use teaching assistants.

At Amity School Dubai, we aim to have a diverse faculty to foster an enriching learning experience.

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

Yes, value-added data is important to us. We primarily use digital marketing and parent questionnaires for the same purpose.

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

External benchmark assessments like CAT4, Asset are conducted.
Overall performance for Amity School Dubai is at Intermediate International Benchmark level in TIMSS 2019.

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?

Currently, we do not have students in this age group. The school will start grade 9 classes from 2022-23.

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

Not Applicable.

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Our learning mechanism emphasizes preparing students to understand and solve problems. The unique learning programme (ULP) helps the students with critical thinking, creativity and enables them to bring their ideas to reality. The innovative learning programme designed by the highly skilled teachers is personalised, this helps us in nurturing well aware and grounded global citizens. Apart from delivering top-notch education, we also focus on developing soft skills, personality development and arts.

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

Yes, we also encourage independent learning without pressurising students. Our learning model interweaves play and learning, this is important because we believe the process of learning should be designed in a way that it excites students.

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

At Amity, physical and mental well-being is of paramount importance to us. We have a FIFA sized football ground, sports courts and swimming pool to ensure that our students get involved in physical games and exercises.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

We organise workshops, talks and discussions in which students are educated about the benefits of having a healthy lifestyle and we also encourage our students to engage in physical activities.

How do you promote healthy eating?

Yes, we are committed to making our students aware of the benefits of healthy eating.

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

Yes.

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

Kindergarten - 7:30 am-11:30 am
Primary and Middle - 7:30 am-2:00 pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

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

We organise regular parent-teacher meetings, orientations and webinars to make learning a collaborative process. Our parents are also given questionnaires to know their feedback, the management uses this constructive feedback to make learning more impactful and engaging

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

Quarterly.

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

The school's medium of instruction is English.

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

Extra personalised lessons are conducted for students that require additional help.

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

Yes.

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

Amity School Dubai is committed to maintain an inclusive and caring environment that gives equal opportunity and respect to each student. The foundation of our education model is based on creating a collaborative environment where each child's talent/ability is nurtured and recognised. Gifted and talented students and ELL students are identified, assessed, placed under different levels of support. The school identification process is led by the Head of Inclusion along with the school counsellor. They are provided push-in or pull-out support depending on their needs by the special Educators and Learning Support Assistant. Some students have full-time learning support assistants appointed by the parents who work with the students under the guidance of the Head of Inclusion. Teachers and parents play a vital role in the support of these students. All students have support plans in place. Some students’ curriculum is modified and some receive therapy.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes.

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?

Our teachers are trained to provide the support, the SEN department plays a large role in ensuring that extra help and care are given to students inside and outside the classroom.

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

The Head of the Department has the expertise to handle different disabilities like Autism spectrum disorder, specific and general learning disorders, and various disabilities. The school counsellor looks caters to anxiety, depression, and other behaviour disorders and soci0-emotional concerns. The school has expertise in the identification of these disabilities. The school is catering to 47 children on the whole. The special Educators and the Learning support assistant are presently guided by the Head of Inclusion.

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, mental health is given cardinal importance at our school.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes.

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.

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

Yes, we believe the development of a child is a collaborative process. We have parent representatives.

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

Yes.

This school is in a Best School by parents ranking

Amity School Dubai 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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