Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||19 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
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|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
At King’s College, Doha the principal language of instruction is English. KCD recognises that, for some pupils, English is a second language (ESL) and so the school ensures that there is specific and specialist provision available to help children access the curriculum.
KCD employs one full-time ESL specialist teacher who not only helps to ensure that other teachers are incorporating the needs of ESL children into their lesson planning, but also runs individual and small group lessons. The College makes sure that appropriate dual language resources are provided where necessary.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Each classroom enjoys interactive LCD display panels with short-throw projectors. Wi-Fi is available throughout all the internal areas, and a Mac Computer Lab allows for a wide range of computing, coding and digital design and editing to be taught and learned.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Assessments for children entering Pre-School, Reception or Year 1 is a small group, play-based observation conducted by Head of Pre-School and Reception who will also meet with the parents to discuss their application and their child’s abilities and interests.
Assessments for children entering Years 2 – 4 (6-8 years old) consist of a reading, writing and maths appraisal. This assessment is conducted by a member of staff from the management or admissions team who will also meet with the parents to discuss the application and their child’s abilities and interests.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
KCD caters for the needs of each child, helping children to fulfil their unique potential. A dedicated Learning Support Department is equipped to oversee the requirements of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
|Learning support offered||
All children requiring learning support have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The Learning Support Department supports all teachers in incorporating their children’s IEPs into their lesson planning, ensuring that their needs are catered for in all contexts. In addition, the Learning Support Department runs individual or small group intervention sessions for children who require more focused support to access the curriculum.
The College ensures that the Learning Support Department is equipped with the resources needed to support all children to make excellent progress.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Swimming, football, netball, basketball, cricket, hockey, rugby, tennis, athletics, gymnastics, individual and ensemble teaching for voice and for various different instruments, art, drama, dance clubs, design-technology, computing and coding clubs, young enterprise, debating, additional language clubs.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports activities included||
Physical education, swimming.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Sports facilities include an indoor hall, a brand-new outdoor 25-metre pool with learner area and new outdoor pitches for games such as astroturf football, tennis, basketball and netball courts courts.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
King’s College, Doha is a British Curriculum international school for children aged 3 to 11. Through the partnership with King’s College in the UK, KCD is proud to bring one hundred and thirty-five years of outstanding British education to Qatar.
|Teaching approach of the school||
King’s College, Doha offers the very best of a British independent-school curriculum. It is based on the British National Curriculum, but is adapted to adhere to the requirements set out by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar. KCD aims to combine an academic focus with a broad co-curriculum, offering all pupils an extended and fulfilling day.
KCD delivers a personalised approach to learning, enabling all pupils to realise their full potential. Children are taught by passionate and engaging teachers with UK qualifications and training, alongside highly skilled teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Teachers will regularly monitor, record and assess the children to identify strengths and challenges and adapt their teaching strategies accordingly.
KCD places a strong emphasis on subject-specialist teaching. By Year 5, all lessons are delivered by subject specialists, ensuring pupils leave Year 6 well prepared to progress to senior school. To complement our specialist teaching staff, pupils benefit from state-of-the-art classroom and specialist teaching spaces.