Summary of KHDA Inspection
Iranian Khadije Kobra School 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.
- Student’s attainment in English, mathematics and Arabic is acceptable across all phases. Their attainment in science is acceptable in the primary and middle phases and good in the high school. Students’ progress is mostly acceptable across Arabic, English and mathematics in the primary and middle phases. It is good in the high school in mathematics and science.
- Student’s personal and social development are a strength of the school. Students behave well and have very positive attitudes to learning. They also relate well to each other, to adults in the school and to visitors.
- The quality of teaching is acceptable in the primary and middle phases and is good in the high school. Whilst teachers’ subject knowledge is adequate, they often do not have a secure understanding of the ways in which students learn. The use of information technology to support and extend students’ learning is still in its infancy.
- The curriculum, determined by the Iranian Government, is broad and balanced. Whilst it is effective in developing students` knowledge across a range of subjects, the curriculum places less of an emphasis on developing students’ skills. The curriculum is not sufficiently adapted to provide either challenge for the most able or provide support for students with special educational needs (SEND).
- School leaders and staff have developed and successfully implemented robust procedures to ensure the safety of students. Students feel safe in an environment that is built on trust, support and mutual respect.
- Senior leaders monitor and review the school`s work regularly and effectively. The self-evaluation informs school improvement planning. Partnerships with parents are increasingly effective. The standard of governance has improved since the previous inspection. There are effective, shared processes for self-evaluation. Governors are beginning to hold the leaders of the school to account.
- Leaders articulate a clear vision and there is a shared and positive sense of purpose throughout the school.
- Students demonstrate highly positive attitudes and a mature approach to learning, to each other and to adults.
- Improvements in the quality of teaching in the high school have led to improved student progress; this is particularly the case in mathematics and science.
- Good attention is given to ensuring students’ welfare, including their health and safety. Students are happy and feel safe and well supported as individuals.