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Deira Private School Q & A

Deira Private School is a Primary school only, located in Al Twar 3, Dubai. The school follows a British curriculum for children, following the Cambridge International Primary Programme.
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3.9 out of 5 based on 17 reviews
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
Acceptable
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
AED 26,000
Annual fees
AED 21,142 - 33,042
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2009
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Mr Neil Morris
Owner
BRS Ventures
Community
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
Main student nationality
United Arab Emirates
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What is the official name of your School?
Deira Private School (See the full review of Deira Private School)

What is your school's Web site address?
http://www.deps-sch.ae

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?
- Well structured curriculum
- Safe and reliable transport service with female supervision
- Caring family-oriented school where your child can be nurtured well
- Qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers
- Well-resourced classrooms
- Outstanding ICT programme
- Dynamic reading and library programme
- Creative and exciting music lessons
- Focus on healthy lifestyle
- Large grassed play area
- Quiet, safe suburb location – no traffic
- 10 minutes from Mirdiff

How many nationalities are represented in your school?
35

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?
Yes there is

Which nationality (ies)?
Emirati

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?
53

Does your school have a waiting list?
No it does not

How does the school promote healthy lifestyles?
Our Health Living Programme is run every term and includes a variety of activities that promote healthy lifestyles.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity? 
- Morning Gym every Tues. and Wed. and Thu.
- Primary Area (strong Physical development programme in line with outcome suggested in the early year's curriculum and in conjunction with our PE - Department.
- Monday Clubs (Zumbe Atomic, Dancing club, Football club)
- Excursion in line with our fighting fit theme
- Games Day
- 1000 point by doing Physical activity at home with Family and Friends
- waka - a- wall competition from years 2 to 6 test for co-ordination and speed
- Whole School Exercise every term.

How do you promote healthy eating?
Through our Healthy Living programme reward system, circle time discussions, lunch box checks, parent involvement and in line with the outcome of the Curriculum

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?
Yes it does

Does it serve hot food?
Yes it does

What would be the amount spent by a student for their lunchtime meal?
Less than 10 AED

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day? 
For the Foundation Stage its from 7:50am to 12:30pm. For others from 8:00 am to 2:00pm.

Is there a school uniform?
Yes there is. Our Uniform is outsourced from ZAKS uniform.

Please advise on your discipline policy and/or provide a link to your website.
Good discipline strategies carried out by teachers and good behaviour on the part of students are essential conditions in order for effective teaching and learning to take place.

Children learn from experience. Having logical consequences for misbehaviour helps them to learn that they are accountable for their actions, without damaging their self-esteem. The philosophy of Deira Private School is thus to foster a learning environment which reinforces the concepts of self-discipline and the acceptance of personal responsibility.

The cooperation of everyone in our school community is essential to maintain a positive learning environment. To ensure that learning occurs, rules and regulations are established so that everyone has an opportunity to learn and that the behaviour of one child or group of students does not adversely affect the learning programme.

Our discipline policy reflects a balance between the rights and responsibilities of the individual and those of the entire school community. It is the responsibility of parents to support the school in helping their children to behave well.

Aims
To ensure that all who are involved with DePS show respect and consideration for others.
To help students to feel good about themselves and others.
To create a positive and stimulating learning environment, having high expectations.
To work alongside parents to encourage students to develop socially, personally, academically, and morally in preparation for a positive role in society.
To ensure that school property and the property of those within school are looked after.
Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect Property

Rights and Responsibilities

Student
The student has the right to a school education conducive to learning.
The student is expected to do the following:
Attend school every day, arriving on time, and completing all class work.
Understand and observe the rules of the school.
Participate in the development of school rules.
Show respect to all adults, school staff and to their fellow students.

Parent
The parent has the right to expect that the school address the learning needs of their child in an equitable way, respecting the individual differences of children. The parent has the right to be informed of their child’s progress and of areas where closer home-school cooperation is needed.
The parent is expected to do the following:
Send their child to school every day, on time, and prepared to work.
Respond to communications from the school pertaining to their child.
Cooperate with the school staff in solving behavioural problems.
Develop in their children respect for the rights and property of other people.
Understand and support the fair and consistent implementation of the Deira Private School discipline / behaviour policy.
Show respect to students, school staff, and to other parents.
Teacher
The teacher has the right to teach in an atmosphere that fosters satisfaction in their work with the support and guidance of the administration in maintaining high professional standards.
The teacher is expected to do the following:
Work with students so they understand what they are expected to learn.
Help the students realise that as an individual they are important and that they should act in a responsible way.
Encourage and help the student understand and support school rules.
Know and enforce the rules and policies of the school consistently.
Use procedures appropriate for age, background, and level of maturity in dealing with inappropriate behaviour from students.
Seek conferences with parents and other school personnel in an effort to help students who present behaviour problems.
Show respect to students, parents, and other school staff.

What is your policy on mobile devices such as mobile (cell) phones in school?
Its not allowed

How does your school differentiate learning?
- Differentiation through adaptation of text and worksheets.
- Learning support supplied during class time for children experiencing learning difficulties.
- Good instruction levels to facilitate learning
- Quality and quantity of instruction tailored to of instruction tailored to children's

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?
- School has homework policy per year group and per subject
- Independent reading is daily homework throughout the school.
- Independent project work is done according to a schedule.
- Home work is calculated according to the age and abilities of children.

Overloading is avoided at all costs

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?
- Parents /Teachers conference evening
- Individual meeting with parents
- Homework Diaries
- Certificate for Target achieved at Monday assemblies
- Report card (4 * per year).

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?
- End of each Term.
- 1 Mid- year
- 2 parent / Teacher meeting.

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

Which other languages are taught?
French

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

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

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

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

What is you medium of instruction?
English

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?
-All children are offered learning support within classtime. Significant learning needs are facillitated by Shadow teachers.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?
Yes we do

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?
Inclusion in special community projects to stimulate thier individual interests and special abilities

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

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 it does

Does you school offer activities to students from other schools after school hours?
No it does not

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?
Yes we do

Please pass on contact details of the parents' group.
Roger Evans - revanslufc (at) aol.com

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?
No there are not

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

Kindly provide details on the opportunities for representation on the Board of Governers?
School is in the process of electing for a new term of office - alfie (at) brightriders.ae

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

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