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If you’re looking for insights into life at Kings’ Schools, you’ve come to the right place: our blog page, featuring posts by key staff and members of our leadership team. The team will be sharing their thoughts, experiences, learning tips and proudest moments right here.

Published on 30 Jan 18
What Sets Kings' Schools Apart
Written by Alan Williamson, Director of Kings' Schools

At Kings’ Schools we teach our children to become effective, enthusiastic and independent lifelong..

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Published on 18 Jul 17
Teachers from Kings' strive for top marks at this year's Zurich Corporate Touch 6s

Teachers from Kings’ School Al Barsha in Dubai are set to swap their classrooms for the sports fie..

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Published on 06 Jul 17
Preparing Tomorrow's Adults, Today

As Kings' School Al Barsha opens a new Sixth Form in September 2017, Director of Education and Kings..

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Published on 06 Jul 17
Happy Holidays for Third Culture Kids

Growing up global means children can struggle to feel as if they ‘fit in’ during a flying visit ..

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Published on 28 Jun 17
Making the Transition from FS2 to Year One

This is such a big transition point for children as they are moving from one curriculum to another. ..

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Published on 29 May 17
Teacher Feature - Imran Akhtar

Why and how did you get into teaching? A lot of my childhood and young adult life was playing and c..

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Published on 29 May 17
Teacher Feature - Samantha Hamlet

Why and how did you get into teaching? I found my passion for teaching whilst volunteering in my ow..

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Published on 29 May 17
Teacher Feature - Eden Finnegan

Why and how did you get into teaching? I got into teaching because I think that the children we tea..

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Published on 28 May 17
Teacher Feature - James Bedford

Why and how did you get into teaching? With a passion for sport from an early age, there has always..

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Published on 23 May 17
How to choose your A levels

Feeling unsure about what subjects to specialise in at A Level? Don’t fret, as our expert guidance..

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Published on 17 May 17
Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

It takes more than acing exams to get ahead. As the smartest among us are increasingly aware, tuning..

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Published on 16 May 17
Teacher Feature - Damian Edwards

Why and how did you get into teaching? At primary school, I developed a love of PE, and at secondar..

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Published on 16 May 17
The A Level Reform

The UK government announced significant changes to the A-level system in 2015; the first changes sin..

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Published on 15 May 17
Exams & Ramadan: Tips & Advice

Studying for any exam is tough, let alone when you're fasting. Here are some top-tip for studying du..

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Published on 03 May 17
An Inclusive Community

What does ‘inclusion’ actually mean? We believe that all children have the right to access qual..

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Published on 10 Apr 17
10 ways to be a more active family

1. Strike a pose. Numerous studies suggest that yoga can be beneficial for children by soothing str..

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Published on 07 Apr 17
Kings’ Schools are Ahead of the Game

The World Health Organization considers childhood obesity to be one of the most serious global publi..

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Published on 16 Mar 17
How to raise a global child

As we celebrate International Day at Kings’, we shine a light on finding strength in diversity and..

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Published on 12 Mar 17
FuturePro Tennis Academy opens its new performance centre at Kings' School Al Barsha

FuturePro Tennis Academy opened its Performance Tennis Centre at the state of the art multi-sport fa..

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Published on 01 Mar 17
Drop Everything and Read!

Very often, you will notice that students will walk past the library hall or just moan at the though..

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Published on 01 Mar 17
The Reading 30!

It is every teacher and parent’s dream that in a world filled with iPads, Apple Macs and playstati..

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Published on 15 Feb 17
Kings’ expands scholarship programme: Supporting the UAE’s most gifted students

From mathematics and science whizzes to budding sports stars and accomplished musicians – the UAE..

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Published on 14 Feb 17
Gifted and Talented

We've all heard stories of 13-year-olds going to uni, but what do gifted and talented children look ..

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Published on 07 Feb 17
Mastery in Science – What is it?

There is lots of buzz at the minute about mastery in mathematics. Over the past two years, my own un..

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Published on 24 Jan 17
What does gifted and talented look like to you/in your school?

We've all heard stories of 13-year-olds going to uni etc, but what does gifted and talented look lik..

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Published on 18 Jan 17
A guide for parents on the changes being made to the GCSE exams

How are you preparing for the upcoming changes to the GCSE exams? Staff at Kings’ have prepared e..

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Published on 15 Jan 17
SEND (special educational needs and disability) at Kings' School Al Barsha

Some frequently asked questions about SEND (special educational needs and disability) provision at K..

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Published on 05 Jan 17
Thinking Outside the ‘Box’: The Importance of Imaginative Play

Looking back, many of us would probably be hard pressed to remember more than a handful of toys give..

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Published on 22 Dec 16
10 ways to ease the transition between Nursery and Foundation Stage 1

1. Encourage independence One of the biggest factors that can help children enjoy a smoother transi..

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Published on 22 Dec 16
How to help your child thrive in Foundation Stage 1

Starting FS1 can be nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. How can my child and I learn to em..

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Published on 22 Dec 16
How to prep for life in Foundation Stage 1

Your child has been called for an assessment – hurrah! Karen Hollas, Nursery Manager at Child’s ..

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Published on 24 Apr 16
A first class British education in The Middle East

The most common questions we encounter when meeting families who are new to the UAE are: "Will our ..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
How much should I help my child with homework?

High impact learning comes through rich and engaging discussions, with a child at the centre of the ..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
Third culture kids

Bringing your child to be educated in Dubai will have changed her forever “Hi, Mum. Meet my three..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
The Importance Of A Creative, Concept-Based School Curriculum

The best chefs may specialise in one cuisine, but will enrich this with best contemporary practice f..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
For Goodness’ Sake, What’S The Point In Learning Or Watching Shakespeare?

The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. Some claim he invented over 1700 of our commo..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
Technology or not technology? That is the question.

The discussion of whether technology is a help or a hindrance to education has long been a highly de..

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