Gulf English School is accredited by the following bodies to ensure that both the school and staff are continually developing professionally and working at a high standard.
Formed in 1982, British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) provides a quality-assured network of schools helping Heads and Teachers share best practice and keep abreast of the latest educational developments. BSME runs its own Accreditation System, Annual Headteachers' Conferences, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of over 100 courses per year and a range of inter-school sports, music, arts and other events.
In order for a School to offer:
NQT induction and for this to be recognized as valid by the UK government, and/or the “Assessment Only” route to QTS to unqualified, graduate teachers, It must be a member of BSME and have successfully completed a BSO inspection. The school then has to work with an "appropriate body". The Buckinghamshire Learning Trust is such a body and is BSME’s preferred partner.
The best, current information with regard to BSME schools that have completed a BSO, is shown on the BSME website.
Gulf English School has successfully undertaken a BSO Inspection and is authorized to offer NQT induction and the Assessment Only route to UK Qualified Teacher Status.
Gulf English School is proud to be recognized as a member of the ECIS (THE EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS), a vibrant network of thoughtful doers and change-makers. To be part of the ECIS member community, representing over 425+ schools at every level of education, we know we are privy to an abundance of strategy, inspiration and daring innovative projects that would help us shape and enhance our own objectives.
AoBSO is a not-for-profit membership organisation of British Schools Overseas, which strives to connect the best in educational thinking and practices in British Schools Overseas around the world.... British Schools Overseas (BSO) have been inspected under the Ofsted quality-assured, DfE-recognised BSO regulations, which are based on the standards used to inspect British Independent schools in the UK.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.
It operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people. And although the Award’s framework remains the same wherever it is delivered, no two Awards are the same. Instead, each young person designs and creates their own bespoke programme, unique to them. There are currently more than a million young people doing their Award around the world, via hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators, including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offender institutions.
Founded more than 60 years ago, the Award is available to all 14-24-year olds and equips young people with the skills they need for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability or interests. On an individual level this can make a transformational difference to a young person’s life; on a collective basis, it has the power to bring significant change to wider society.