Welcome Message from the Head of Primary
Mrs. Rachel Hardwick
On behalf of the whole team, I’m delighted to welcome you to the Primary family at GEMS The British School, Al Rehab. At TBS we pride ourselves on developing children with a focus on our core values – this enables children to develop confidence and achieve excellence academically and socially.
- We dare to dream of the possibilities
- No idea is too small or too large if it makes things better for our learners and our people
- Just as we set educational standards for our schools, we ensure that everything we do is delivered to a high standard
- We go the extra mile for our students and our colleagues
- Along with our students, we never stop learning
- Each and every one of us has the capacity for leadership
- We respect and celebrate our diversity and recognize that there are many things that unite us all
- We make a difference in our local communities so that we can build a sustainable planet to share
- We build bridges of knowledge, push boundaries and unite young people.
- We aim to produce not just great students, but great people who live with honesty, confidence and integrity
In EYFS children begin their school journey following the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This guides the learning to ensure all areas of a young child’s development are nurtured. Much of this is done by ‘learning through play’. Moving on to Year 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1), more formal learning methods are employed based on the objectives from the UK National Curriculum. Teachers provide child-focused lessons which cater to each individual child’s needs. The core subjects (English, Maths and Science) are regularly assessed and monitored to ensure progress. As children enter Year 3 they begin Key Stage 2 (finishing in Year 6). Lessons are designed to meet the requirements of the curriculum in terms of skills and knowledge acquisition, with emphasis placed on application of these skills through practical activities and a cross-subject approach.
We work hard and have lots of fun at TBS – welcome to the family!