‘What happens to kids who don’t pass entrance test and how does high-performing children make school outstanding?
“A school that cannot accept any child as is and shape and teach them to be a learner is not an outstanding school - it is an insult to the concept of schooling. My daughter’s school is a truly outstanding one as they accepted her at face value, despite her special need requirements, and have joined us to turn her into a leading learner. Children who are not accepted simply have to keep applying at the next school on the list until one accepts. And in or by September places tend to be available at schools where children moved to their better choice or abroad. Public schools can be accessed by all but they are in Arabic and English, French, German etc, speaking families tend to stay in their own dialect.”
“Because having outstanding results is just one of the very many criteria that a school must achieve to be ranked “outstanding”.”
“It doesn’t @louise. The KHDA rankings don’t mean anything as to how good a school actually is. As someone teaching in an outstanding ranked school, we are anything but outstanding. It really is a show put on for the 4 day assessment from the KHDA. A sign of a good school is happy children, parents and teachers.”