Students of determination at Dubai private schools are now benefiting from improved inclusive education. This academic year, 146 schools – 74% overall – have been rated good or better for inclusion provision, compared to 121 schools during the last full inspection cycle in 2018-19, according to latest figures released by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
The number of schools rated Outstanding for their inclusive education provision has nearly doubled from 7% to 12%.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA said: “A true mark of a high-quality education sector is in how well it inspires and enables student of all abilities to strive for their best. Private schools in Dubai have made great progress in reducing barriers to learning and ensuring equitable access to education.
74% of schools rated Good or better for inclusive education provision
“This improvement is not only a result of the systemic steps that school leaders have taken to promote individual learning experiences, but of the commitment of the whole school community to build a school culture and environment that nurtures achievement, personal growth and overall wellbeing. We thank teachers and school leaders for their expertise and dedication to their students, their schools and to Dubai.”
Overall, 24 schools were rated Outstanding for their inclusive education programmes, 48 rated Very Good and 75 rated Good. Forty-five schools were rated Acceptable for the provision for students of determination.
Schools were evaluated in several areas, including curriculum modification to suit students’ needs. 66% of schools were rated Good or better in this area, compared to 55% in 2018-19. The proportion of schools rated Outstanding for curriculum modification doubled from 5% in 2018-19 to 10% this year.
Overall, 24 schools were rated Outstanding for their inclusive education programmes, 48 rated Very Good and 75 rated Good
Fatma Belrehif, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau commented: “Schools in Dubai have worked hard to improve their provision for students of determination by modifying their curriculum based on students’ learning skills. As a result of this improved approach to curriculum design and support, students have experienced greater academic progress this year.”
A total of 199 Dubai private schools were inspected during the 2022-23 academic year. According to data released in April, 77% of students attend schools rated Good or better.