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Emirates English Speaking School Jumeirah Review

Emirates English Speaking School is a private K-12 school, founded in 1979. The school is located in Al Safa, Dubai and currently caters to just over 1700 students with approximately 100 teachers, over half of which hold a relevant teach qualification according to the KHDA, Dubai's education regulator.
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School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Weak
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Availability 2021/22
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Annual fee average
AED 4,500
Annual fees
AED 3,130 - 4,750
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Value
Status
Closed in 2019
Opening year
1979
School year
Apr to Mar
Principal
Shah Shamsuddin Usmani Tabrez
Community
Main teacher nationality
Indian
Main student nationality
Indian

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This school is closed
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Weak
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Availability 2021/22
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Annual fee average
AED 4,500
Annual fees
AED 3,130 - 4,750
Price band help
Value
Status
Closed in 2019
Opening year
1979
School year
Apr to Mar
Principal
Shah Shamsuddin Usmani Tabrez
Community
Main teacher nationality
Indian
Main student nationality
Indian
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Emirates English Speaking School is a private K-12 school, founded in 1979. The school is located in Al Safa, Dubai and currently caters to just over 1700 students with approximately 100 teachers, over half of which hold a relevant teach qualification according to the KHDA, Dubai's education regulator.

As of 2016/2017 Emirates English Speaking School received the KHDA rating of Weak, a drop from the Acceptable rating it held consistently for seven years. This is, as the report notes, because "inspections have consistently highlighted that students make insufficient progress. The targets set in the school improvement plan are not challenging or rigorously implemented and monitored. Progress made by students with SEND has been consistently weak."

Student achievement and progress has improved in KG and Primary for English, math and science but has dropped in English for the middle school. Attainment and progress has also dropped for KG science. 

Worryingly, there has been a drop in the effectiveness of teaching in the KG, middle and secondary as well as a drop in the use of assessment in KG, primary, and middle. The effectiveness of leadership is also ranked as Weak as well as governance. As the reports notes, 'Most teachers demonstrate secure subject knowledge but their understanding of how children learn is variable. This results in inconsistencies in teaching across all phases and therefore learning often does not meet the needs of individual students. In Kindergarten, some teachers lack appropriate knowledge of how their students learn."

The report is scathing in regards to leadership noting, "Leaders exhibit complacency about standards and overall school quality. The direction of school improvement is unclear and leaders lacks the determination and rigour required to provide it. There is no strong commitment to UAE national nor Emirates priorities. Leaders have not been responsible in delivering effective support for students with special educational needs."

It's critical that Emirates English Speaking School focus their efforts into improving teaching and leadership. 

Emirates English Speaking School follows an Indian, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum with classes being taught in both English as Arabic as well as a number of secondary languages on offer including Hindu, Urdu and French.  Students complete the CBSE examinations in Grades 10 and 12. Classes for instruction are mixed through to Grade 4, with boys and girls being separated from Grades 5 to 12.

Class sizes are said to be large from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Parent volunteers are assigned to the Kindergarten 1 classes on a regular basis to support the teachers and students.

Ares to focus on improvement include KG provision; Improve attainment, progress and learning skills in all phases by developing students’ abilities to evaluate their own work and make connections between previous and new learning; to improve teaching across phases by implementing effective professional development and sharing good practice that exists in the secondary phase; to improve assessment to ensure that all teachers have accurate information about students' attainments and progress so that they can modify lessons to meet the needs of all students; to make all leaders responsible for improving the identified weaknesses in all phases of the school; and to comply with KHDA requirements for the teaching of Arabic as an additional language in Grade 9.

The school features an auditorium, library, music room, clinic, canteen, playground, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science laboratories.

The school also hosts a number of extra-curricular activities such as sports and games, elocution, debating, dramatics, quiz, essay-writing, art, swimming, ice-skating, music and dance.

Tuition fees are very much at the lower end of the spectrum, ranging from 3484 AED per annum for KG1, rising to 5287 AED for Grade 12. It will continued to be constrained from raising its fees by its current Weak rating.

 

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