Summary of KHDA Inspection
Overall, Lycée Français International Georges Pompidou Primary Oud Metha provided an outstanding quality of education for its students.
- Most children made outstanding progress in English, mathematics and science to reach levels of attainment above the French national curriculum standards. Speaking skills, understanding of mathematics and the ability to think for themselves when investigating, solving problems and finding out why things work, were significant strengths.
- Children had a love of learning and worked exceptionally well together. Almost all behaved well, were polite and listened carefully to their teachers. Their knowledge of Islamic values was very good, but their understanding of the impact of these values on everyday life in Dubai needed further development.
- Teachers had an excellent understanding of child development and how to apply their subject knowledge to help young children’s learning. They planned a range of activities that were highly relevant to children’s own experiences. They made limited use of modern technology and outdoor learning spaces.
- The school had expertly introduced the new French programme for kindergarten. The different areas of children’s learning and development were linked together very well and provided excellent opportunities for children to learn in a holistic way.
- The school had very effective procedures to protect children from harm, including protecting them from bullying and helping them to understand how to stay safe and healthy.
- The leadership of the Principal, the governing board’s commitment to excellence for all and its accurate analysis of the school’s strengths and weaknesses were central to the school being fully inclusive.
- The principal’s exceptionally clear vision and direction that delivered the school’s aim of excellence for all, both academically and personally.
- All staff’s outstanding knowledge of how young children learn and how best to teach to meet the needs of the individual child.
- The excellent systems of assessment which involved children in recognising what they know, understand and can do.
- Children’s ability to reflect on their learning, solve problems and support and care for others.