GEMS Metropole School - Dubai Branch
The Distance Learning Evaluation is designed to create a shared set of expectations around distance learning, and to enable parents to make the right education choice for their children. This Evaluation was carried out through discussions with school leaders, review of students’ work, observation of online lessons, and feedback from parents, students and teachers.
Summary of Findings
The school’s Distance Learning Profile, as evaluated by KHDA, on 20-May-2020  was:

The table below provides an overview of the status of development of each Theme.
This is represented by three colours, green for Developed, amber for Partially Developed and red for Not Developed.
Students’ distance learning and wellbeing Teaching and monitoring students’ learning Leading and managing students’ learning
Attendance and participation
Learning opportunities
Equity of access
Planning and delivery
Sharing intended learning outcomes
Distance learning programme
Monitoring and assessing learning
Communication and engagement
Resources management
Positive features of the Distance Learning Profile
1- Careful attention and modification of curriculum standards, ensuring continuity of learning

2- The processes and protocols for ensuring the safeguarding of students

3- The use of resources by the school
Areas for development in the Distance Learning Profile
1- Work with parents and students to find a balance that works well for families to ensure student wellbeing, while also facilitating academic momentum.

2- Ensure that the Distance Learning contingency plan is sufficiently detailed and considers the school's readiness in possible scenarios and options.

3- Ensure that all students are sufficiently challenged and are given appropriate levels of feedback to promote their independent learning and progress.

4- Improve the existing parent support networks, and ensure that all parents are clear about their roles and responsibilities, and are able to support their children appropriately.