American Gulf School is an equal opportunities school, and we strongly believe in equality and diversity. We welcome learners from any race, nationality or cultural background.
We believe that a well-designed curriculum will result in turning students into lifelong learners who have the ability to become civic, business, and community leaders and advocates of the UAE in the international community.
Furthermore, AGS has no doubt that these learning beliefs are applied to all learners including learners that are in need of special assistance due to exceptional needs. This includes children who are on the gifted end of the learning continuum and children with learning challenges.
The school is inclusive and has a diverse learner/inclusion policy. Learners of determination and with special educational needs will be admitted only if the school can provide them with the care needed to excel and go to the next level. The school will admit learners with special educational needs as long as it can accommodate these needs and can provide the learners with the care needed to ensure their academic, social and emotional development.
AGS strongly believes that every learner deserves the same equal expectations from their learning. Therefore, we have in place extensive measures and use up-to-date academic support strategies to ensure that every learner reaches and fulfils their full potential. Learners have the opportunity to stay one hour after school time, working with their teachers on topics that they were not able to understand or complete during their lessons.
We ensure that all school administration staff dedicate sufficient time after school for academic support.
We offer one session during school hours for those learners who have been identified (through assessment, voluntary, or discussion with parents) as needing intervention to ensure learners have the skills to access the curriculum.
We employ an ESL (English as a Second Language) coordinator, Reading Specialist and many Academic Support personnel to help learners meet their Grade-level standards and to feel confident to achieve their goals and targets.
We pride ourselves at AGS on enabling our learners to have a happy and confident educational journey. In order to fulfil this, not only do we employ the best of the best educators but also a comprehensive guidance team, from a Social Worker, Guidance Counselor, to a Head of Inclusion who are on hand to give help and guidance to any fears or questions they may have about any aspect of their learning or social, emotional wellbeing.
The care, wellbeing, and safety of each learner are paramount at American Gulf School. All our staff, from maintenance through to the principal are aware of Child Safety and all risk assessment policies.
Teachers constantly assess any risk (physical or emotional) either inside or outside the classroom or online and if need be, act swiftly and accordingly. Having a safe and caring environment to learn and play, enables staff to ensure all learner needs, be it emotionally, physically, or learning to be identified quickly and dealt with in a positive manner.
We want our learners to have the confidence to speak out if they feel uncomfortable or need to speak to an adult about any aspect of their lives and so AGS employs a fully qualified counselor who is always available for learners to talk to.