August 2020

GEMS Education schools awarded top-tier ‘Developed’   rating in Distance Learning Evaluation by KHDA

GEMS Education schools awarded top-tier ‘Developed’

GEMS Education has once again raised the bar of academic excellence, performing exceptionally in the recently released Distance Learning Evaluation (DLE) carried out by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). All GEMS Education schools evaluated in Dubai achieved the highest ‘Developed’ rating for their distance learning provision deployed in response to the unprecedented circumstances of the past months, ensuring students continued to receive the highest quality education.

The DLE is a collaborative initiative between the Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge and the Sharjah Private Education Authority and KHDA. GEMS Education schools have upheld their impressive record, having rolled out exceptional remote learning plans for students and parents since the mandated closure of schools and the transition to distant learning in March 2020.

The results were based on the collective remote learning sessions delivered to date by GEMS Education schools, spanning all curricula and year groups, and with an attendance rate of close to 100 per cent.

Jodh Singh Dhesi, Deputy Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “We are delighted that all the evaluations for our schools are in the very top tier. It is a testament to the flexibility and hard work of our teachers and students, supported by their leaders and families.

“Unprecedented events call for unprecedented measures, and we are proud of having successfully transferred online the learning of 120,000 students led by 8,000 teachers while maintaining the highest academic standards and the satisfaction of our parents. Our commitment to high quality learning through investment in technology and our people has certainly brought strong results and we are very happy that the regulators have recognised our efforts.”

The DLE categorises schools’ proficiency at providing high-quality distance learning as ‘Developed’, ‘Partially Developed’ or ‘Not Developed’. Distance learning evaluations were based on three main areas: how well students were learning and how well their wellbeing was safeguarded; how well teachers were teaching and monitoring students’ learning; and how well school leaders were managing students’ learning across the school.

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