‘What hap­pens to kids who don’t pass en­trance test and how does high-per­form­ing chil­dren make school out­stand­ing?

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“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.”


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