Head of Secondary
I would like to extend a warm welcome to both new and existing students and parents as part of the International Academy Kuwait (IAK). This promises to be a year filled with new opportunities, accomplishments, challenges, rewards and much more.
Here at IAK, we endeavour to provide our students with an atmosphere that promotes growth. We strive to create a learning environment in which students can thrive. They are encouraged to participate and enjoy a spirit of curiosity, engaging with teachers who create not only a classroom for learning, but also a launch pad for success. We are continually aiming to improve our methods of teaching, by keeping the focus on our students, their needs, desires, challenges and their varied ways of learning.
Key priorities for the Secondary teaching staff for this academic year and beyond are Critical Thinking, Teaching strategies, and Classroom management. There will be a opportunities throughout the year for staff to share, tried and tested teaching methods as a part of the developing in-house CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme. The common goals being that our students receive the best education possible.
The academic programme at IAK is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, with a view to preparing students to pass their IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations, in order to proceed to higher education. We strive to maintain and develop high standards of education, both in teaching and in learning, necessitating an ongoing process of self-evaluation, designed to keep our school functioning at a level of excellence. Teachers are asked to undertake self-evaluation and peer evaluation to improve teaching practice. Students are encouraged to evaluate their own learning, and to set achievable, yet aspirational targets, thus developing greater self-awareness of their current attainment and their target level.
In addition to our academic programme, we also offer our students a variety of extra-curricular activities designed to create well-rounded students, who are focused on contributing to the wider community in a culturally sensitive manner.
IAK is a school that is forward thinking. We have a focused vision of continual improvement, with the student-centered classroom at the forefront of our development plans. Our emphasis is, and will continue to be, the betterment of our students, with a holistic view towards education, which ensures that our students leave IAK academically strong, emotionally balanced, confident, responsible global citizens, able to make a significant contribution to the international community.
I look forward to working with you, and wish you all a very successful and enjoyable academic year.
Head of Secondary