Newlands School
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 03-June-2020  was:

Partially Developed
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. Attendance and participation rates strengthened by positive relationships between students and teachers

2. Clear learning outcomes and expectations shared with students and parents

3. Detailed contingency plans in preparation for the next academic year
Areas for development in the Distance Learning Profile
1. Provide students with a better balance between screen time, other learning tasks and physical activities.

2. Systematically provide students with relevant written feedback on how to improve their work.

3. Strengthen the effectiveness of communication systems with parents by offering them more timely guidance and updates on their children's learning.