School Structure >> Key Stage 2
Stage 2 comprises of Years 3 – 6, each with either 4 or 5 classes that are led
by a Year Group Leader. Each class is assigned a Teaching Assistant to support
the children with their learning. With an average class size of 25, staff are
able to personalise learning for individual pupils based upon prior assessment
so pupils can fulfil their potential.
a thematic and integrated curriculum, our pupils continue to acquire a broad
range of skills, with an emphasis on the 21st century competencies.
Teachers seek to maximize every opportunity to challenge our learners to think
critically and develop the ‘thinking skills’ they need to evaluate complex
information and propose solutions to unfamiliar problems. To help us achieve
this we use the NXplorers toolkit that has been developed by one of the world’s
leading STEM organisations. Numerous extra-curricular opportunities are offered
to the pupils, such as the Destination Imagination event, to further enthuse
and engage pupils. At DES we believe
this is an essential life skill and will help prepare our pupils to become
productive members of a dynamic and technologically driven society.
the Key Stage, positions of responsibility are awarded to pupils as they take
on the roles of School Council representative and House Captains. Other roles,
for example, Class and Play Leaders ensure pupils are integral to the effective
day to day management of behaviour and pupil welfare.
In Key Stage 2, the children develop
their ability to read and write fluently, using RWI, Literacy and Language and
other genre specific texts. Abacus is used as a framework for the teaching of
mathematics. In addition, a broad range of subjects are taught, including,
History, Geography, Science, Qatar History, Art and Design and Technology. The
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum incorporates the QP
Schools Core Values of respect, empathy, care, tolerance, integrity and honesty.
Specialist teaching in PE, ICT and Music ensures our pupils receive the best
possible learning experiences to become healthy and all rounded pupils. All
subjects are taught through engaging and vibrant topics such as ‘What Makes the
Earth Hungry?’ and ‘Chocolate’.
a week, all pupils participate in a wide range of After School Clubs, led by
our dynamic teaching staff, engaging our children in stimulating and exciting
activities of their choosing.
school is a member of QPPSSA (Qatar’s Private Primary Schools Sporting
Association) and children are selected to represent our school in various
sports throughout every academic year.
believe communication with parents and pupils is vital and welcome visits to
the school. For further information, please contact Mr. Z. Iqbal (Assistant
Head Key Stage 2).
Mr. Z Iqbal is the Assistant Head for this Key Stage and the staff members for this Key Stage are listed below. Mrs. F Foster manages the Year 3 team:
Year 3 Leader Mr. A RaufYear 3 Teacher Mr. H MiahYear 3 Teacher Mr. D CraigheadYear 3 Teacher Mrs. T LenihanYear 3 Teacher Miss. M GovenderYear 4 Leader Mr. M DaviesYear 4 Teacher Mr. S MorganYear 4 Teacher Mrs. P Van der MerweYear 4 Teacher Mrs. M SinghYear 4 Teacher Mrs. S HakimYear 5 Leader Mr. S AhmedYear 5 Teacher Mr. T DrewYear 5 Teacher Mrs. J CarneyYear 5 Teacher Mr. I AhmedYear 6 Leader Mr. H ManjooYear 6 Teacher Mrs. F IqbalYear 6 Teacher Mr. G PriceYear 6 Teacher Mrs. P Lyria
Specialist TeachersArabic - Mr. H AbdelmonemArabic - Mr. S Al-JabaratMusic - Mr. C JohnsonICT - Mr. S ShahPE - Mrs S Crowe