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Al Muna Students

The Aldar Academies school is the first in Abu Dhabi to receive top marks since inspections began

Following the completion of the recent Private School Inspection Report, Al Muna Primary School has received an unprecedented “Outstanding” grade from the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). Al Muna is the first (and currently the only) out of over 185 private schools in Abu Dhabi to receive this grade – the highest rating possible – from ADEC. This is the first time a school has been awarded an “Outstanding” rating since ADEC began inspections in 2009. Al Muna is one of the constituent schools of Aldar Academies, one of the UAE’s largest providers of world-class, private education.

The report indicated that in every one of ADEC’s six core performance standards – Student’s Achievement; Student’s Personal and Social Development; Teaching and Assessment, Curriculum; Protection, Care, Guidance and Support; and Leadership and Management – Al Muna received “Outstanding” marks, which is the highest tier of ADEC’s ranking. The ADEC report highlighted Al Muna’s high performance across all measures, stating: “The design, implementation and adaptation of the curriculum are outstanding. The highly effective planning creates modifications to successfully engage and meet the learning needs of students of all abilities.” This is in line with Aldar Academies’ overall academic strategy, which endeavours to take world-renowned curricula – English, American, and International Baccalaureate – and adapt them to the local environment in the UAE, while retaining their world-class pedagogical attributes.

The report also highlighted the strength of students’ technological knowledge and skills: “Students throughout the school have excellent language skills in English, well-developed learning skills, and are highly proficient in using information and communication technology (ICT) as a learning tool in all subjects.” Al Muna, as with all of the schools across the Aldar Academies network, has striven to be at the forefront of tech-based education and 21st Century teaching and learning techniques.

“At Al Muna Primary School, we are all tireless in our pursuit of excellence and have high expectations of ourselves and of students’ attainment and progress,” said Wayne Howsen, Principal of Al Muna Primary School. “We endeavour to provide a safe, caring and inclusive community where diversity is celebrated, mutual respect amongst adults and students is practiced, and where working closely with families to support students’ learning is valued.”

Peter Carpenter, Aldar Academies’ Director of Education, explained: “This is an exceptional report, which is richly deserved by an exceptional group of students, staff and school leaders. Our pupils at Al Muna are confident, effective learners and achieve highly as a consequence of the excellent education offered by our staff. Inspiring teaching and the use of first class resources and facilities ensures that we deliver a curriculum which is stimulating, innovative and creative”.

- Aldar Academies