Tips for a successful UAE School Inspection

BLOG 22 MAY 2023

Your school buildings can play a big part in securing a successful UAE school inspection.

Premium visual displays will make a positive first impression, even before inspectors start discussions, review your evaluation folders and sit in on lessons.

Displays can also help showcase your ethos, values and approach to learning, as soon as an inspector enters your school.

More than any other time, we need to boost innovation among young people, build nurturing environments in our society, and encourage our schools and universities to equip our youth with skills in research and discovery methodologies.” – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai (2014).

Visual displays can support your UAE school inspection in a number of key areas;

“Your school’s walls provide a blank canvas to communicate key messages about your learning environment. Visual displays can share your ethos and values, promote core subjects and improve wellbeing. They can show, at a glance, that you offer an inclusive and positive learning environment for all pupils.” – Lisa Savage, Director and Promote Your School.

Share your values

During a UAE school inspection, inspectors will be keen to find out how your school reinforces your values and ethos to pupils, parents and staff.

Naturally, you can explain this in your self evaluation as part of the inspection process. But, there’s another more visual way to showcase your school’s unique ethos…

A large values display in a communal area of the school can greet inspectors as soon as they arrive/

In fact, extra large Wall Art will achieve a few of your inspection goals in a single design;

Innovation

Visual wall displays can show that you’re an innovative, forward-thinking school.

For example, an ‘Innovative People’ display will give a visual nod to innovative thinkers who have shaped the world we live in.

UAE school inspectors will be impressed by your capacity to inspire and motivate students to apply innovative thinking to their schoolwork. They’ll see that you’re inspiring pupils to follow in the footsteps of innovative leaders who preceded them.

A technology timeline is a great resource to show the evolution of innovative technology through the years.

Use striking images against a futuristic background to add wow factor to your school’s walls. Inspectors will admire how you have set the scene for innovation to flourish. And they’ll be impressed that you have created an awe-inspiring learning environment for students.

If your school offers something unique and innovative to students, shout about this on your walls!

Perhaps you offer unrivalled extra-curricular activities? Or a groundbreaking science programme? Do you deliver consistently outstanding academic results? Use your school’s walls to celebrate this and show inspectors, at a glance, that your school is one of a kind.

Celebrate your curriculum

School inspectors will pay close attention to your curriculum.

Is it broad, balanced and well implemented? How do you inspire learning across core subjects?

Curriculum Wall Art can show inspectors that you’re clear on what your curriculum offers. It demonstrates how you prepare students for their journey into the world beyond school.

You can create dedicated subject walls for each core subject. This works well in designated subject departments, or in your general school corridors.

Not only will this support your inspection, but it will serve as a valuable learning aid for students too.

Something special

UAE school inspectors will want you to demonstrate that you offer special provisions for certain students.

This includes those with special education needs and disabilities, those with learning and behavioural disorders, and any gifted and talented students.

Often, inspectors will spend dedicated time with any students that have special education needs, and those that require additional support.

You can use clever visual signage to help students navigate your school with ease. Inspectors will be impressed by your visible commitment to accommodating all pupils.

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All are welcome

Inspectors will also want to see your commitment to Emirati and international students. How do you make everyone feel welcome, equal and included?

Use diverse and representative images, positive messages and inspiring phrases in visual displays to deliver an inclusive message.

You might also present your visual wall displays in Arabic and English (as well as any other languages your students speak) for added effect.

Student wellbeing

Wellbeing is a key aspect of a school inspection. Inspectors will be looking at how you keep pupils safe, happy and healthy so they can achieve their full potential.

Tailor your visual displays to motivate and inspire pupils – and secure a successful school inspection at the same time!

Visual Wall Art by Promote Your School

Promote Your School is an education design agency that creates bespoke visual Wall Art for schools in the UAE, and the rest of the world.

Their stunning Wall Art is suitable for all school types. And it can be installed on walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors and outdoor buildings.

Contact us to arrange a free consultation!

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