Primary

Principal's Welcome

                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                              

I am honoured to be the Primary School Principal at IAA, where faculty and staff are committed to educating young minds in a warm and welcoming learning environment. IAA prides itself on putting students at the heart of everything. Our rich curriculum nurtures students’ individuality by helping them become the best version of themselves. Our School’s character education programme teaches tolerance and empathy, which give students life skills as lifelong learners. 

The learning environment and facilities are designed to facilitate teaching and learning. We are fortunate to have skilled, dedicated and knowledgeable staff who deliver excellent education and instruction to students. We aim to meet our students’ holistic learning and developmental needs, in the School and outside it, by working with all stakeholders.  

Our School’s four Pillars of Acceptance, Duty, Leadership and Cultural Heritage plays a crucial role in nurturing students’ growth mindset in the fast-paced world of 21st-century education. Therefore, it is imperative that we continually improve students’ overall educational attainment and work with parents to set the right expectations for instructional practices. We will always strive to bring out the best in every child and ensure that no child is left behind in their education, as every child matters. 

Thank you for your ongoing support of our school community. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your family. 

Yours sincerely,  

Dr. Omolola Wright-Odusoga 

Primary School Principal 

Early Years

Concept: The Early years classes from Pre-K to KG2 are based on the latest educational theory, holistic educational concepts alongside modern child-centred learning. These concepts are carefully combined and delivered through a variety of innovative and stimulating activities and adapted to different learning styles.

Concept: The Early years classes from Pre-K to KG2 are based on the latest educational theory, holistic educational concepts alongside modern child-centred learning. These concepts are carefully combined and delivered through a variety of innovative and stimulating activities and adapted to different learning styles.

Teachers: Internationally qualified teachers with expertise in up-to-date early childhood theory. We have selected the best quality teaching staff to deliver our innovative programme from a range of recruitment fairs around the world. Each classroom is staffed by a lead teacher with two Teaching Assistants. A regular relief teacher is supplied in the event of teacher absence to ensure continuity and in line with recognised best practice for young children.

Management: Primary Principal Andrew Powell oversees the development, teaching and curriculum delivery in the Early Years. Anna Burgess, the Head of Early Years, is responsible for the daily implementation of teaching and learning and maintaining excellent standards across the Early Years classrooms. Her role also includes a seamless transition from Pre-K, KG1 and KG2 and then further into the Primary School, ensuring children achieve learning goals within a positive and supportive learning environment.

Design Set Up: Our new Pre-K has architecturally designed purpose built classrooms and playground complete with specially designed children's bathroom and sleep room. All Early years classrooms are designed using aesthetic qualities to encourage children to learn in a peaceful yet stimulating environment.

The emphasis is on natural lighting, soft colour palettes, and furnishings that are conducive to encouraging active thinking and learning as well as remaining relaxing and soothing. The latest educational equipment is displayed readily available for children to select to encourage independence and individual choice.

Curriculum: The Pre-K uses the UK Early Years Foundation Stage 2012 curriculum incorporating the seven areas of learning taught alongside carefully selected programmes such as 'Heuristic play' in Pre K and 'Jolly Phonics' in KG1 and KG2. All curriculum delivery is adapted to blend comfortably with Jordanian culture and alongside the Arabic language curriculum. Initially in Pre-K the focus is on the prime areas of Communication and Language, Personal, social and emotional development and Physical development. Once prime area learning objectives are achieved each child moves onto specific learning through the areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive art and design.

Emphasis is on continuous provision of learning using a range of carefully planned activities combined with emergent curriculum theory. Individual targets are set for each child with learning scaffolded to ensure essential learning is completely covered. Teachers regularly observe and assess each child to ensure goals and targets are met and extended. 

Learn more about the Pre-K with this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIuIcJ-GFY

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Grades

The IAA Primary is divided into three sections for teaching and learning. These sections are as follow:

  • Early Years, consisting of Pre-K, KG 1 and KG 2
  • Primary consisting of Grade 1 and Grade 2
  • Primary consisting of Grades 3, 4 and 5

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed in the Early Years section of the school.
The remainder of the school use the following curricula:

The IAA Primary is divided into three sections for teaching and learning. These sections are as follow:

  • Early Years, consisting of Pre-K, KG 1 and KG 2
  • Primary consisting of Grade 1 and Grade 2
  • Primary consisting of Grades 3, 4 and 5

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed in the Early Years section of the school.
The remainder of the school use the following curricula:

  • The Australian National Curriculum for Mathematics
  • The English and Welsh National Curriculum for Literacy
  • The International Primary School Curriculum (IPC) for Integrated Studies
  • The Jordanian National Curriculum for Arabic, Social Studies in Arabic and Religion

The aim is to provide a broad and relevant curriculum combining the best of local and international content and ideas.
Curriculum details can be viewed on Rubicon Atlas.