Four GEMS Education schools have become the first in the UAE to have been accredited as High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class Schools. Jumeirah College, Royal Dubai School, Jumeirah Primary School, and GEMS Wellington International School are now among just 13 schools worldwide to achieve this prestigious status, which recognises exceptional and consistent performance in categories such as teaching standards, curriculum quality, school leadership, and engagement with the wider school community.
The schools were all able to meet HPL’s demanding standards during the rigorous two-year World Class School Award scheme, which is designed to recognise institutions at the forefront of educational thinking. The four GEMS schools all managed to reflect HPL’s research-based, pedagogy-led philosophy in which every student is regarded as a potential high performer and not limited by ‘ability’. Professor Deborah Eyre, Founder and CEO, High Performance Learning said: “These GEMS schools join an elite group of schools across the world whose quality of education is truly exceptional. We look forward to working with them going forward as part of The World Class Schools Fellowship and with other GEMS schools adopting the HPL approach.”
”We are delighted that our schools have been successful in achieving World Class School status,“ said Simon O’Connor, Principal Jumeirah College.”This highlights that the schools are operating on par with some of the very best in the world. It is a huge achievement for one school to be successful, but for four GEMS schools to achieve this recognition is indeed phenomenal. The founding principle of HPL is that all students can achieve at the very highest level and this echoes our view of ensuring all our students receive outstanding education.“
These four schools will now support other GEMS Education schools as they embark on the HPL programme.