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Dove Green Private School Q & A

Dove Green Private School, located at Dubai Investments Park, provides a UK curriculum education to a growing community of approximately 560 students.
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4.4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Good
Curricula taught
Availability 2021/22
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Availability 2022/23
Annual fee average
AED 47,500
Annual fees
AED 42,000–55,000
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Teacher turnover help
20%
Principal
Patrick Affley
Owner
Study World
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
Main student nationality
United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Dove Green Private School 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, in some year groups.

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

A wonderful small community school with a welcoming 'feel' to it. We create a positive nurturing environment for the children to feel comfortable and happy in their learning.

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

50+ Nationalities

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

40% UK Nationals

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.

We use a variety of standardised tests and ongoing pupil tracking to show attainment and 'value added' data.

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

N/A

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?

N/A

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

N/A

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

No more than 1 hour a week. Major focus on daily reading at home by the pupils.

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

Two hours a week curriculum time PE for all classes. A large range of after school club sports offered for children from FS2 upwards. The school also is involved in a number of inter school matches across a variety of sports.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

Yes - Fruit/ vegetable snacks only. A balanced lunch box is promoted for the children who bring in packed lunches. In addition to that the paid meal service starts with soup, main meals always served with vegetables and the children have access to a salad bar.

How do you promote healthy eating?

Information is given out to parents by the school nurse and the school council. We hold assemblies to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. Fruit/ vegetable snacks only. A balanced lunch box is promoted for the children who bring in packed lunches. In addition to that the paid meal service starts with soup, main meals always served with vegetables and the children have access to a salad bar.

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

Yes- Mastercook, an external company provide hot dinners to the pupils.

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

26 AED included a snack at break time and a cooked lunch and dessert at lunchtime.

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

7.45am - 2.30pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes.

Please advise on your discipline policy?

Robust 'Assertive Discipline' policy in place.

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

We encourage the parents to drop their children off at the classroom door every day. Informal quick discussions can take p[lace daily. Parents always have the option of meeting with parents at any time of the year. This is in addition to the formal teacher/ parent consultations.

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

3 parent/teacher consultations per year, a written end of year report. Also we hold general curriculum meetings.

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

French
Arabic

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

Yes, our HOI monitors the need and assigns the dedicated EAL support LSA to give extra ' catch up' support.

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

Yes, Muslim

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

Pupils are identified using a clear criteria. G + T pupils have challenging in class differentiation and extra challenge activities. The coordinator monitors provision and tracks progress which is then fed back to HOI.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes. The team consists of the HOI, SENCO, 3 x LSAs, 1x HLTA, G+T coordinator and wellbeing support officer.

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?

We aim to support any student that applies to the school by working closely with parents and external therapists.

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

N/A

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

No

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

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

Yes.

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