Dear Parents and Students
We hosted a successful visit from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) last Sunday where many aspects of school life were examined. The initial verbal feedback was very encouraging. We were commended for a number of items, including:
- inclusiveness of our school community
- quality of our individual education plans (IEPs) for select students
- bespoke learning opportunities for our gifted and talented students
- detailed schemes of work in Arabic, Qatari History and Islamic Studies
The main action point will involve translating our behaviour for learning policy into Arabic and ensuring we have signed copies from all NAISAK families. We will do this once we update our existing policy, which is currently under review with the aim of linking it to our new guiding statements that will be released in the last week of term. We will document and formalise the way we take a positive approach to behaviour management, which is an important aspect of life at NAISAK.
Recent developments include NAISAK’s inaugural ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ hosted last week to coincide with the United Kingdom. Additionally, we have started celebrating students in assembly who go above and beyond by offering kind deeds for other students. This has all been supported through the introduction of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) this academic year, which helps ensure a solid approach to our students’ social development.
I would like to thank Ms Victoria Maclean, Ms Reena Singh and Ms Lucy Diraviam for their efforts in leading Anti-Bullying Week. I would also like to recognise the efforts of Ms Justine Shields who has taken the lead in the implementation of the new PSHE course in Primary at NAISAK.