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Unique Child Program: Nadeen School

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Please share a brief background of your innovation

At Nadeen, we believe passionately that all children are unique, with different strengths, weaknesses, talents, needs, and rates of development.  We never employ a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach as it is not compatible with our philosophy as educators or as people!

We welcome children from all nationalities, with all abilities and strengths and this gives us a very rich and diverse community, which we love!

How was it planned?


Differentiated lessons and mini-sessions were introduced so that learning is made accessible to children – with support, stretch, and challenge for all.

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Did you face any challenges in implementation?

Some children need a little something different to help them fulfill their potential and, at Nadeen, we work hard to make sure that children are able to access learning that is fun, challenging, and relevant to them. Our innovative approach to pastoral care was awarded and recognized at the British International Schools Awards. 


A brief assessment of your results

Some of our main challenges included the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequently shifting to online learning; ensuring the health and safety of students as we created bubbles to accommodate them during the pandemic, among others.

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In hindsight, what were the most valuable lessons learned? Could things have been done differently?


The key areas of impact of the project have been an increase in confidence, a higher level of engagement in lessons, and a positive change in lesson behaviors. Measurably, this was seen in lesson observations, student surveys, and interactions. It would have been better to have the opportunity to run through a full year of the program without the disruption of online learning as this is a face-to-face, thoughtful, and caring approach for each child.  We are excited to see further positive results with a full year of on-site, in-class lessons and learning.


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