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Welcome to Kings’ School Dubai – a school with a fantastic reputation and genuinely a wonderful place to be.

We often say that Kings’ does things differently and to me that has much to do with the emotionally intelligent way in which we choose to operate. Emotional Intelligence sits very much at the heart of what we do.

At Kings’ School Dubai we follow the National Curriculum for England as a framework which we then adapt to ensure a conceptual, integrated and enriched learning experience for our young learners. It is important that we contextualise the curriculum so that children understand what they are learning and why, by using the environment around them. Children love learning about things they love, so allowing them ownership over their learning, where appropriate, is critical to their success.

We also focus heavily on learning behaviours such as Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Enquiring Minds, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Children need to be able to read and write, to manipulate number, to use technology effectively when required and to hypothesise and investigate. However, they must also be able to communicate effectively in many different forms, collaborate with others, problem solve, take risks and accept challenges in their learning. Children must be resilient and understand that mistakes help them learn and grow as individuals, and so we talk regularly about the importance of developing a growth mind-set.

Children should be given many opportunities in a range of environments in order to grow and develop. This includes academic, sport (both competitive and non-competitive), performance and creative arts, as well as personal development and discovery activities like residential experiences outside the classroom. It is our role as educators to ensure such opportunities exist that will engage and challenge our children.

We believe that everyone in school should be a role model to others, right from the youngest members of our community. Respect for each other, our learning, our community and our environment is essential. We also believe that children should be happy in school and enjoy learning. Attainment and progress are of course critical in a child’s education and we know that happy children succeed. By focusing on children’s wellbeing and happiness and by ensuring they are given the skills and tools to learn, we know we will get results the right way.

At Kings’ we have a very strong culture of reflection and we acknowledge achievements and celebrate success in all aspects of learning. We then carefully plan our next development steps that will ensure greater success in the future.

Kings’ School Dubai thoroughly deserves the reputation it has gained over the years. Our children, teachers and parents are what makes our school special. I feel very privileged to lead such a wonderful school, along with our dedicated team of learning and teaching professionals, so that we can continue to develop and inspire our young learners who will of course be our leaders of tomorrow.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Bede Higgins
Principal, Kings’ School Dubai