The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
At Jebel Ali School, we understand that early experiences can have a crucial impact on future successful learning. We, therefore, provide a safe and secure environment which supports children in learning and developing at a pace tailored to individual needs. We follow the EYFS Framework for teaching and assessment. This is the statutory curriculum for English Early Years providers.
An outstanding curriculum coupled with outstanding teaching are staple features of our feedback from Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau. Our skilled EYFS team carefully plans learning experiences that are based on three key principles which stimulate the child’s natural curiosity and promote effective learning:
We recognise that children’s learning and development will be most successful when parents and teachers work together and that parents wish to be partners in this learning journey. We, therefore, offer you, as a parent, a regular means of communicating with your child’s teacher as well as providing information on how you can effectively support your child’s learning.
Children will progress at different rates and we ensure this is carefully and regularly tracked with on-going, formative assessment in each class. Teachers monitor achievements against the Early Learning Goals. Once a child completes these goals, teachers will ensure smooth transition to National Curriculum objectives. This provides your child with a continuous and effective learning journey.
We share your aim to provide your child with the best possible start to school life and to develop happy and inquisitive learners. We foster positive attitudes and ensure each child experiences success, key factors to becoming resilient and confident future learners. We provide a curriculum which is relevant and meaningful and which is delivered through high-quality teaching and learning in a safe and secure environment.