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Universal American School and Deira International School achieve 'very good' performance ratings


Universal American School and Deira International School achieve 'very good' performance ratings

June 5, 2018

Deira International School and Universal American School have achieved 'very good' performance within the recently published Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) school inspection reports. Both schools are owned and operated by Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF).

Universal American School was inspected by Dubai Schools Inspection Board from 8th to 11th January 2018 and Deira International School from 5th to 8th February 2018. The overall quality of education provided by both schools was reported as 'very good' with the quality of performance exceeding the expectations of the UAE across six performance indictors: leadership and management; student's achievement; student's personal and social development and their innovation skills; teaching and assessment; curriculum; the protection, care, guidance and support of students.

At Universal American School, notable highlights from the report include: "Students' personal, social, and emotional development is outstanding. Their behaviour, attitudes and attendance are exemplary. They have great respect for others and for the environment. They willingly take the initiative in leading community projects both locally and abroad, and in caring for the environment."

And, at Deira International School in terms of leadership and management, the report states: "The school is highly successful in engaging parents as partners in their children's learning and governors are supportive of the school. School management, the quality of staffing, accommodation and resources support high-level learning. Leaders have an impressive grasp of best educational practices. Their understanding of the school's priorities and their roles in school development have resulted in improvements in many areas."

"Al Futtaim Education Foundation is committed to delivering outstanding level of education to our students in UAS and DIS. Together with the Schools Leadership teams, we are committed to ensuring students are given every opportunity to experience exceptional learning opportunities in enabling environments - safe, happy, challenged and successful," said Fadi Hammadeh, Board Member, Al Futtaim Education Foundation.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai and support schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.


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