Middle School Department
Head of Middle School: Ms. Ashley Purchase
The Middle School at Sharjah English School is filled with opportunity, excitement and a passion to succeed. We strive to nurture and develop well-rounded, capable and caring individuals who have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to lead a rich and fulfilling life.
Our aim is to provide children in Years 3 and 4 with an excellent education in a caring and enriching environment. We believe that a passion for learning and willingness to succeed are key factors in your child’s success at school.
In addition to the core mainstream British Curriculum subjects, specialist lessons are delivered by subject teachers in Arabic, P.E. and Music. Muslim pupils also have Islamic Studies lessons. Regular field trips are organised to support and reinforce the curriculum, as well as widening the learning experiences we offer. Educational trips can be related to any of the subject areas with a specific focus on topics covered during the year.
In line with our school Learner Profile, we encourage confidence, independence and resilience in all our students and it is our aim to ensure that children so that they may achieve their full potential. Through differentiated lessons, every student is allocated tasks and assignments appropriate to their level of development and students are monitored consistently to inform teachers of successful changes to their developmental levels. Children are encouraged to become more independent and take ownership of their actions, learning and behaviour. More information on the SES Learner Profile can be found here: https://www.sharjahenglishschool.org/primary/learner-profile
Pupils who show strength in particular areas are offered extension opportunities to challenge their skills and deepen their understanding of the particular area of learning. We aim to challenge ‘Gifted and Talented’ children through higher level questioning, investigative activities and after school clubs as part of our enrichment programme. We also provide learning support to those pupils who need extra help.
In order to achieve our aims, we ensure children have;
• firm foundations of basic skills that they can use and apply;
• have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents;
• develop a set of core human values that underpin their moral, social and cultural development and their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as individuals;
• have access and opportunity for all individuals to achieve their potential.
Celebrating children’s successes both in class and in assembly is important to us to promote self-assurance, provide motivation and demonstrate mutual respect between class and house members.
Through a positive behaviour programme, we promote self-awareness and foster feelings of empathy and understanding among our students. Kindness and respect are essential elements of the atmosphere created in our classes. Students are encouraged to take responsibilities as class monitors; this is the beginning of their path to leadership further up the school. The children are also offered leadership responsibility in the form of Student Council Representatives in Year Three and Year Four. Children are expected to look after their own property and be organised with their books and equipment. It is anticipated that they will set the example to younger members of the school and to their peers by being thoughtful, considerate and well-mannered to both children and adults alike.
All our staff are British trained and offer the very best in education for all our learners.