Al Noor International School Becomes First School in the Gulf to Achieve Oxford Quality Program | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

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Al Noor International School has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Oxford University Press, which provides educational solutions as part of the school’s participation in the Oxford Quality programme.

The Oxford Quality Program is an agreement between Oxford University Press and selected schools around the world who share a commitment to excellence in English teaching and education. Al Noor International School is the first school to date in the Gulf region to be invited to participate in the Oxford Quality Program in recognition of its focus on effective teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and the high standard of practice and student achievement in these areas.

The certificate of participation in the Oxford Quality Program was presented to the school’s president, Ali Hasan, by representatives of Oxford University Press, Katerina Andreadis, ELT Area Manager-Gulf, Luke Sweetman, Head of Global Partnerships, Oxford Education and Gill West. , Senior Primary Education Consultant-UAE.

Hasan welcomed the news saying, “Oxford University is one of the most prestigious centers of learning in the world, and to be the first school in the Gulf to be so closely associated with it demonstrates that our visions unique and our outstanding academic achievements are aligned. “Achieving Oxford quality is a tremendous achievement for Al Noor International School and clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to innovation and excellence in education and to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students. and to their families.

Over a period of three years, Al Noor International School will work in conjunction with Oxford University Press to ensure the highest quality of curriculum, assessment materials and teacher training. The director, Dr Muhammad Mashood, stressed the importance of effective teacher training.

“Thanks to Oxford’s quality professional development programme, parents can be sure our teachers are trained in up-to-date teaching theory and practice, which means students will be even better equipped with the skills and the values ​​needed to succeed in the 21st century.

Principal Amin Heliwa highlighted the impact this will have on student outcomes. “Oxford University Press’s learning resources, assessment materials and teacher training are highly regarded internationally and I am confident that they will significantly complement our already high standard of language teaching. ‘English,” Heliwa said.

Recognized as the “home of the English language” because of its famous dictionaries, Oxford University Press publishes high-quality English teaching and education materials. As a department of the University of Oxford, it pursues the university’s goal of excellence in research, scholarship and education by publishing worldwide.

Al Noor International School benefits from quality materials in English and Oxford Education with proven success around the world, including printed coursebooks and digital learning tools.