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The Phoenix Private School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
Yearly fees (G7): 34,030 ﷼
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 34,030 ﷼
Address: Al Maamoura, Doha, Qatar
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Number of students

397

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

Mixed

Max. number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Arabic (for native speakers).

Use of technology in the classroom

Smart boards

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

From F1 to year 1 students will be required to have a one on one assessment with the teacher where they will be asssessed on a number of different criteria, from numbers to social interaction.
From year 2 - year 9 students will be required to sit an assessment on maths and english to the level they are currently studying. It will take approximately 2.5 - 3 hours.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Open

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

SATS

School bus service available

We have a transportation company that provides private hire cars up to a maximum of 4 children.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a SEN (special educational needs) department and an ASP (additional support programme).
These help to support children with more complex educational needs.

Learning support offered

There are different categories assisted by the ASP. Typically they fall into the following sub-headings:
• Students studying in English for the first time
• Students who have negative experiences of schooling
• Students who are making no progress
• Students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or ADHD
• Students with little or no previous schooling.

The ASP offers academic support focusing on English and maths. This, however, is not the full extent of support given. Many of the students above are severely lacking in confidence and have low self-esteem which often presents itself through disruptive behaviour. By establishing a supportive relationship with their ASP Teacher and LSA students are not only helped academically, but socially and emotionally as well. The result of this has been illustrated through the improved behaviour and community cohesion of our students. This enables the students to fully engage in their learning which in turn leads to even greater progress being achieved. For many students it is about bridging the gaps in their education. Without support in bridging these gaps the student falls further behind and feels trapped in a hopeless situation. The ASP helps students break the failure cycle and start on a path to success.

A child comes under special educational needs (SEN) if he or she has learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for him or her to learn and achieve.
Children who come under the special education needs are those who have
• Learning difficulties - in acquiring basic skills such as reading, writing, imitating, processing, and retaining information in an early years setting, primary or preparatory school.
• Social, emotional or behavioural difficulties - making friends, relating to adults and inappropriate behavior in an early years setting, primary or preparatory school.
• Sensory needs of a child- children who lack sensory integration.
• Communication difficulties - in expressing themselves or understanding what others are conversing.
• Medical or health conditions - which may slow down a child’s or progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.

What is the Golden Curriculum?
The Golden Curriculum is an enriched programme that supports children with learning difficulties, speech delay and lack of social skills. It covers the basic fundamentals and concepts that support the mainstream academics. Our main aim is to prepare the child to be independent in areas of academics, play and social skills. The shadow teacher provides adequate support to the child to reach his maximum level of independence in his or her classroom. The occupational therapist works with the pupil’s sensory, motor and play skills.

School start time

7.20am registration

School finish time

EYFS :12,30pm
Year 1 - Year 6 : 1.30pm
Year 9 - Year 9 : 2.30pm

Supervised care before/after school

Only with after school clubs.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

These change termly. An example of clubs this term are Gardening, Football, Martial Arts, Drama, Cooking, Music, Zumba, Science.

School provided lunches

No

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

n/a

Sports activities included

PE and swimming (upon completion of the changing rooms).

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor sports hall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At PPS we pride ourselves on being a caring family. As we are a small, family school we can help make sure that no student is lost in the crowd; everyone is recognised as an individual. Established in 2013 from a joint vision and passion for education we are one of the friendliest British National Curriculum schools in Doha.
We offer a creative, inspiring and motivating curriculum which excites and enthuses learners, in conjunction with a wide range of extra-curricular and after-school opportunities that complement our work in the classroom.
We know our children “inside out” because of our positive, nurturing environment and our strong partnership with parents.
Our UK qualified and UK experienced team delivers the British Curriculum in such a way that stimulates creativity and develops young minds. 18 out of 24 of our teachers are UK qualified with the remainder studying for their PGCE this year.

Teaching approach of the school

We offer a creative, inspiring and motivating curriculum which excites and enthuses learners, in conjunction with a wide range of extra-curricular and after-school opportunities that complement our work in the classroom.

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