The day before yesterday, the administrative, teaching and technical bodies in public and private schools, which apply the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, and several schools that apply foreign curricula, began to mark the start of the new academic year, as part of the necessary preparations to prepare the field and receive students on August 28.
In order to achieve the stability of the school community in a way that enhances the goals of educational goal, the school administrations reported the completion and readiness of the teaching staff for the launch of the new study marathon.
The Emirates Foundation for School Education has developed a solid plan in a way that achieves a smooth flow of school hours, avoids any problems, and in a way that ensures the management of educational facilities in an orderly manner. Cleanliness of buildings and distribution of student lists to people and classes.
In addition, private schools have prepared training programmes for their educational staff, based on introducing them to modern education methods, in line with the directions and plans of the state. At the same time, the Emirates Foundation for School Education has devoted this week to training school leaders and teachers for professional development.
Hayam Al-Hammadi, director of the government school in Al-Badiya, said for the third episode: “The school is ready to receive students within an atmosphere full of vitality and activity, especially since the administrative and teaching staff are keen to give students the ideal academic climate, to improve their achievement in a timely manner, from the beginning of the first day of study until the last day”.
She explained that her departments had completed all preparations at the end of the last academic year by setting plans to ensure the smooth regularity of students and the educational process, in addition to setting the school schedule and distributing the quorum for teachers, provided that these plans are confirmed during the current week, by holding meetings with the administrative and teaching bodies. To discuss the mechanism of work for the new academic year.
Mohamed Mutawa, Executive Director of the Education Holding Company, said: “After an enjoyable summer vacation, the teaching staff returned with enthusiasm and activity to resume the work of the new academic year, and a meeting was held to set all the various activities that will be included in the first semester, in order to spread the spirit of activity and optimism before the start of the students’ working hours.
It will include meetings to introduce the school administration, department heads, and supervisors for the primary, preparatory and secondary stages through the school principal and inform parents of the previous year’s achievements and what is required for the current year through the school principal, and hold various and varied workshops in all fields.
Rederick Williams, Deputy Director of Student Affairs at Ignite School Dubai, said: “His school intensified its efforts during the summer to prepare for a successful start to the new academic year, to facilitate the transition of all students to a new stage of their educational career. Between learning and development, through tight plans and organized training for the teacher team.
Suad Abu Harb, Director of Dubai National School, indicated that the teaching and administrative staff will complete their working hours during the current week, and they will finish developing work plans before the beginning of the year, explaining that the remaining days of this week will witness careful follow-up, to find out any needs or requirements that could contribute to Enhancing the educational environment and its attractiveness, especially those that included maintenance work, ensuring that it works as required, preparing textbooks, as well as implementing specialized training courses for teachers.
Ghadeer Abu Shamat, Senior Vice President for Education at GEMS Education Group and Principal of GEMS Gulf International School, added: “All male and female teachers, and the new and old administrative staff have joined the vocational training program, as the program is developed according to the needs of male and female teachers, and according to the schools’ priorities and the strategic plan.”.
She explained that all GEMS schools follow a strategic plan in education, which aims to carry out continuous updating in the field of school administration, educational process curricula, innovation and professional development, and the quality of life of students and educational staff.
School leaders also work to define school plans based on the strategic plan and priorities. The school according to the results of the students in the tests, and the self-evaluation of the different schools.