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Dr David Lamper

It’s been a wonderful year of growth at Kent College Dubai – the school has entered it’s fifth operational year.

Given Covid-19 restrictions, it has not been possible to be inspected by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB). Our last annual Dubai Schools Inspection therefore was in the 2018-2019 Academic Year. This inspection was indeed also our first – schools in Dubai are only inspected after three years of operation.

The school achieved an overall result of “good” during the 4-day inspection process and was noted as having “a strong capacity for further improvement.” For the school’s first inspection, the result is extremely pleasing for any new school in Dubai undergoing its first inspection, with planning for future inspections well and truly underway.” It should be noted that a result of “good” is the highest possible rating that a new school on its first year of inspections can achieve. Each subsequent year thereafter is an opportunity for the school to build on their data collection and processes in order to achieve a higher rating.

Dubai’s sister school, Kent College Canterbury partakes in the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection framework, where on its most recent inspection achieved an “excellent” in all five areas of the ISI framework (link). In light of this significant achievement, the KCC Executive Headmaster, Dr David Lamper, meets regularly with Anthony Cashin, the KCD Principal to discuss all aspects of management, operations, academic achievement and governance to ensure that the Dubai school delivers the same quality outcomes to, in the future, emulate Kent College Canterbury’s academic successes.

“As a member of the Kent College Dubai Governing Board, I was pleased to meet with inspectors during the inspection and I am delighted that the school achieved the highest possible result under the current DSIB framework. The work in Dubai reflects the commitment to each individual and service to the community which is a hallmark of the Kent College family of schools.”

Dr David Lamper on Kent College Dubai’s recent inspection results.
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