Abu Dhabi schools Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School, from International Schools Partnership, have welcomed students back to learning
1 September 2020| Last updated on 2 September 2020
Students have the choice of Onsite, Distance Learning or Online options
This back to school season is shaping up to be unlike any before. Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School, both under International Schools Partnership (ISP), have welcomed students back to school for 2020-2021.
“We know that back to school is looking a little different this year, but our schools in Abu Dhabi are ready and have started to welcome our students back,” said Bharat Mansukhani, Regional Managing Director – Middle East, International Schools Partnership.
Following the guidelines issued by ADEK, ISP schools have implemented enhanced health and safety protocols to ensure that the students, staff, and parents return to a safe environment.
"We are fortunate that we can offer our parents flexible learning options, so that they can choose what is best suited for their children. While we expect most of our students to return on campus for onsite learning, parents may choose online learning or a blended approach,” he continued.
Re-opening plans have been shared to parents by both Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School, with invitations to take part in virtual coffee mornings so more details can be shared with families on what to expect with the new protocols.
Both schools currently have a staggered onsite start for students, in line with the guidelines from the authorities.
We know that returning to school could be a worrisome time for parents and students. Well-known TV presenter and mother, Azza Al Mughairy, recently visited ISP schools to see the new health and safety measures put in place.
International DJ, radio presenter and father, Abhijeet Adhvaryu, also had some education and safety-related questions of his own. He visited one of ISP's schools to get the answers to some of UAE parents' most pressing back to school concerns. He wanted to understand the security measures in place before his daughter's return to school this academic year.
Watch his visit below!
In addition to the sanitization areas, thermal temperature scanning and signage around the schools reminding everyone of physical distancing, some of the changes students will experience include, but are not limited to:
- Smaller sized classes
- Changes to movement around the school
- New pick up and drop off procedures for parents and pupils
Kids and parents will also find that there's been some technology and infrastructure upgrades to both Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School.
"The Distance Learning provision offered by our schools received a Developed rating (the highest possible rating) from the ADEK, but we have continued to invest in upgrading the technology and infrastructure within the schools, so that we can deliver even better teaching and learning regardless of it being online, blended or onsite,” Mansukhani added.
“When parents choose an ISP school for their child, they are not only choosing a school where health and safety is a priority for the entire community, but they are choosing a school where Amazing Learning and Progress never stops,” he said.