Hartland is a unique and vibrant place filled with the energy of inquisitive minds and with a strong and experienced staff and leadership team. We understand that an outstanding education is not merely characterised by achieving good grades. It is defined by a combination of top-quality academic provision and an expansive enrichment programme designed to provide multiple pathways to success within a safe and warm environment.
Our Senior Leadership Team brings a recognised education pedigree with a combined average of over 20 years of leading outstanding schools, here in Dubai and in the UK.
Our teachers come to us from some of the most exceptional schools worldwide, including those here in the UAE. All are highly qualified and experienced in teaching the National Curriculum and many other curriculum models. Our students benefit from a staff group who are dedicated to each child’s academic, social and emotional development. Every one of our team is here to support our school community and we are proud that they have chosen Hartland as their workplaceKey Statements from KHDA Inspection Report 2019-20:
The Principal, other Senior Leaders and most Middle Leaders form a very strong Leadership Team. They communicate very well the vision of providing a high-quality, inclusive education which embraces the UAE’s national priorities. They have a very good knowledge of best educational practices and promote innovation well. Leadership is shared well, and Senior and most Middle Leaders have the capacity to continue to improve the school.
Teachers develop students’ understanding and critical thinking skills through well-designed activities and skilful questioning.
The impact of Teachers and Leaders on continuously improving students’ positive outcomes.
In all phases, almost all teachers make sure that work is matched to students’ learning needs. In nearly all subjects, they plan challenging activities, including problem-solving and critical thinking, that engage students’ interest.
In the best lessons, teachers’ questioning is searching. They encourage collaboration, problem-solving and opportunities for students to produce their own ideas and explanations. This prompts students to evaluate and question what they learn.
At Hartland International School, academic excellence is more than just making good grades. We combine a strong values-based British Education with the best international approaches to create an environment where students are encouraged to think and question. Through an enquiry-based learning approach, they are taught the necessary skills that they will need to enjoy a successful future. Our students are exposed to specialist subject-based teaching at a very young age to foster an appreciation for the subject while also promoting a culture of continuous learning.Key Statements from KHDA Inspection Report 2019-20:
The very strong progress made by students in each phase in English, mathematics and science and the very high levels they achieve in English, mathematics, science and social studies.
The rich and stimulating curriculum in each phase and its adaptation to meet the needs of all students.
Attainment and progress are now very strong across the school in English, mathematics and science.
In all phases, students engage in the learning process in a sustained and enthusiastic manner. Students demonstrate positive attitudes to learning. They are focused, engaged and responsible learners.
Students’ attitudes to work are mature. They are conscientious, and the oldest students have a serious approach to thinking about what they want to do in the future.
The enrichment programme is part of a comprehensive educational experience for our students. With over 100 clubs and enrichments activities to choose from, learning at Hartland International School is not just confined to the traditional classroom setting.
Students spend up to four hours a week pursuing a wide array of activities that encourage them to build on current talents or develop new ones. We work with our teachers and third-party providers to ensure the provision is of the highest quality and the outcomes are not just measurable but meaningful as well. Because the enrichment programme is such an integral part of our curriculum offering, almost all the activities on offer are included in the tuition fee*.Key Statements from KHDA Inspection Report 2019-20:
The mainstream curriculum and extra-curricular activities promote cross-curricular links and cater very well for students’ ambitions, interests and talents.
The extensive range of extra-curricular activities for students, parents and staff promotes healthy lifestyles, inclusivity and wellbeing for all members of the school community.
The Hartland International School strives to be an inclusive school with a commitment to catering to students of myriad needs and abilities. Students will find that they are supported not only by their class teachers during lessons but also by a cohesive staff team that puts the child at the centre of all we do. Our SEND resources are provisioned to cater to children to a broad set of needs. The Gifted and Talented Programme is structured to provide adequate stretch for the more-abled students whilst simultaneously raising attainment for all our students. We have high expectations in terms of effort, commitment, behaviour, uniform and appearance but all of this within a caring and supportive environment.Key Statements from KHDA Inspection Report 2019-20:
The school has a commendable inclusion policy and takes good account of the UAE’s national priorities. It is led very well by the principal and an exceptionally strong team of senior and middle leaders. By reflecting on their practice and drawing on their expertise, leaders and teachers have improved the school since the last inspection. Parents are fully involved with the school, which is accommodated in a spacious and very well-resourced building.
Adaptations of the curriculum are carefully planned and often linked to the diversity of the international profile of the school. A very wide range of foreign languages is offered to extend students’ home language. Teachers adjust the curriculum well to suit students’ academic and personal development needs, including those of students of determination.
Students of determination are identified promptly, leading to a wide range of very effective support for them.
Students’ behaviour and attitudes are very positive across the school. Students are responsible and self-reliant and have friendly, caring and respectful relationships with their peers and teachers. They are proud of their own cultures and display a sound knowledge of UAE culture.
Students have exceptional attitudes and behaviour across all phases.
It is essential that we form a strong partnership between our school, each child and their parents. In our meetings, we share with you our vision and our targets and expectations for your child for the year ahead, but we will also seek to understand your aspirations for your child so that we develop these personal goals and targets together.
Parents also play an active role in the school through their participation in the Governing Body and the Parent Body we so fondly call “The Friends of Hartland”. Our shared vision reaches out across every aspect of school life to deliver an experience that is more than an education. It is therefore not surprising that parents of over 65 nationalities have come to trust Hartland International School with their children.
Parental engagement is at the heart of the school community. Parents are fully involved as partners in their children’s learning and are influential in defining priorities for the school. Parents value the extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities offered to families and the school’s commitment to inclusive practice. Parents believe that the leadership of the school is very effective, and they appreciate the school’s communication and reporting systems.
Students show considerable loyalty and affection for their school. They feel safe and well cared for. Students of determination are identified promptly and receive a wide range of very effective support.
Across all phases, students have excellent responsible attitudes and are self-reliant. They are considerate and sensitive to the needs of others. They have friendly, caring and respectful relationships with their peers, teachers and other school staff.
Behaviour is very good and underpinned by clear expectations of conduct and supportive relationships throughout the school.
The school’s strong focus on students’ welfare and health and safety.