Welcome to the Honey Bee Nursery - City Walk 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?
We have a unique open plan environment where children get to choose their activities and advance at their own. pace.
At Honey Bee Nursery, through a child centered approach we look at every child as an individual and we ensure development and progress of all children attending our setting.
How many nationalities are represented in your school?
Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?
we are very multicultural
What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?
Does your school have a waiting list?
Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?
We strongly believe in children learning through play. Our qualified and experienced teaching faculty prepares child centered and age appropriate activities that support children in the development of self-esteem, confidence and social skills.
Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?
We have a physical development area where children can run, climb and jump. We also have a weekly gymnastics class.
How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?
We encourage children to eat healthily and to do physical activities each day.
How do you promote healthy eating?
We have a no junk food policy and encourage children to eat healthily.
Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?
No, children are required to bring food from home.
If yes, does it serve hot food?
What would be the amount spent by a student for their lunchtime meal?
What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?
8am-1 Core teaching & learning time
2-3 - Adult led activities
3-5 - Day care
Is there a school uniform?
Please advise on your discipline policy?
We reinforce positive behavior, no time out or punishments
How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?
We have a BEE app where teachers give daily reports to the parents
How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?
Once per term. However teachers are available to speak to parents at pick up or drop off.
What is your medium of instruction?
Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?
Which other languages are taught?
Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?
We have differentiated lesson plans to support students that need it in all developmental areas
Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?
Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?
Does your school measure Value Added data? Please provide details of your current Value Added average scores
If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?
Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?
How do you support gifted, able and talented students?
We have differentiated lesson plans to extend the learning of our gifted students in each area of development.
What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?
Do you have a learning support team in your school?
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?
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?
Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?
Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?
Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?
Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?
Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?
Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?
We invite parents to a variety of functions and events.
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