At Victory Heights Primary School, we are aware that people learn in many different ways; we recognise the need to develop strategies that allow all children to learn in ways that best suit them, whether that be auditory, kinaesthetic or visual.
Through our teaching, we aim to:
We offer opportunities for children to learn in different ways.
Activities are planned which promote:
These activities are organised in a variety of ways:
The display is highly valued and children’s work across all subjects is celebrated, providing them with a sense of recognition and achievement.
At Victory Heights Primary School, we believe that assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning. The main benefits of assessment enable each teacher to find out what pupils know, understand and can do and then plan appropriate progression throughout all curriculum areas, tailored to the learning needs and abilities of the specific child. Formative and summative assessments take place and regular feedback will be given to parents. Children will be given a National Curriculum level assessment in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. We are also committed to reporting on social as well as academic progress.
As part of Dubai School inspection requirements, VHPS uses internal and external data to track attainment and progress. Using the National EYFS framework and curriculum in England, children use success criteria in lesson and language for learning to assess their understanding. Teachers then select statements in all subject areas that the child is secure on and make a judgment as to whether they are at all or exceeding age expectations. Children are also assessed using international benchmark tests.
In year 3,4, and 5 CAT4 and at the end of Year 2,5 and 6 - Progress Tests. In line with the UAE National Agenda Parameter as a method of monitoring Dubai's private school's improvement, international benchmarking assessments in TIMMS and DCRLS take place for Year 5 children. All of this information gives us a 360° picture of children at VHPS and is wholeheartedly taken into consideration to nurture, challenge and inspire.
A progress report to parents goes home at the end of Term 1 and a full academic report at the end of Term 3.
We pride ourselves on regular communication with home and alongside two calendar parent consultation meeting.
We look forward to enjoying many memorable moments over this year and relishing the aw and wonder that blossoms from working along children.