Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||20 students / class|
This school is not available for a twelve year old child.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian
Depends on the grade level.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
SVS is an inclusive school and the integration of SEND/AEN students is a very important aspect of its provision and commitment to equality of opportunity, enabling all students to access the curriculum and achieve high standards.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
KG1 - KG2: 12:15
|School provided lunches||
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
- 20 metres swimming pool with 4 lanes and a separate learner pool
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Outstanding teaching, as well as providing diverse and challenging opportunities, makes Smart Vision School an exciting place to learn and be successful. The students' successes are the result of their efforts, as well as the dedication and commitment of the staff and the effectiveness of the leadership team. Working together with parents, SVS is continually improving the quality of provision to drive up standards across the school. A great deal of emphasis is placed on staff training and development and on maintaining thoroughly engaging, challenging and progressive Programmes of Study for all students.
The school's bespoke curriculum provides numerous opportunities for its students to identify and explore their interests, within a topic based approach, delivered in English and Arabic Languages and complemented by Islamic and Christian values. All class groups have access to innovative technology to further enrich their learning, to ensure that they are actively engaged and perform above the expected standards of the British National Curriculum and the UAE Ministry of Education.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mixture of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Play is essential for children's development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, think about problems and relate to others. All students learn by taking part in structured learning and play that is planned and guided by the teachers to meet the identified needs of each student. The school's teachers are continually assessing the balance between activities led by children, and activities led or guided by adults, responding to each student's emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through positive interaction and engagement.
In planning and guiding children's learning activities, our teachers reflect on the different ways that children learn and include different learning experiences and opportunities in their teaching. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:
- Playing and exploring - all students investigate and participate in different experiences