Summary of KHDA Inspection
Al Adab Iranian Private School for Boys was inspected by DSIB from 12 to 14 December 2016 . The overall quality of education provided by the school is acceptable. The section below summarises the inspection findings for each of the six performance indicators described in the framework.
- Students’ very good levels of attainment and progress in high school mathematics and in high and middle school science are strengths of the school. In English, students’ attainment and progress reach good levels in middle and high school. In Arabic as an additional language students reach acceptable levels in primary and middle school. In Kindergarten (KG) children make good progress in English, mathematics and science but their attainment levels are generally acceptable. Students’ learning skills are good in the middle and high phases.
- Students’ personal responsibility and social development, and their innovation skills, vary between outstanding and acceptable. They are strongest in middle and high school where students are selfreliant, affirmative of each other’s achievements, and punctual to school and class.
- Teaching for effective learning is good in KG, middle and high school phases. Teachers in these phases have good subject knowledge, positive relationships with their students, and high expectations of them. Assessment is good in the higher levels.
- The curriculum is of a good quality across all phases. It has a clear rationale, has a clear sequence of tasks, and is supplemented by sound cross-curricular links. The school makes some adaptations to its curriculum.
- The provision for health and safety, and care and support reach acceptable levels. More rigour in monitoring is required in these aspects. Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) receive acceptable levels of support.
- Most aspects of leadership and management are acceptable. Partnerships with parents and the community are good.
- Students’ high achievements in mathematics and science in the upper phases.
- The preparation and training for the proposed International Baccalaureate curriculum, and the effect this has had on the achievement of students in the senior classes.
- The excellent personal development of students in the middle and high school phases.