Education used to be something that for most of us, we just used to just follow the flow. There was only one local school and so that was where we went. Today, the educational landscape offers much more choice and this can make things increasingly complicated, not to mention the required planning to get places at the best schools. This is before we have even taken into account globalisation and the likelihood that we will travel at some point in our family lives to experience a new country and culture. The point is that planning our educational journey has become more important than ever.
For most families from the very first entry into a formal educational setting, you can choose between Montessori, UK, IB, Indian, Canadian, South African, Australian and US curricula. They all have their merits and they all have limitations on future choices. So have you considered which is best for you and your long-term objectives?
Different educational systems and indeed schools work for different learning styles, some schools are more focused on art, while others might be sports and some have their focus purely on great results. So which is best for you, ambitious education, rounded education, or relaxed education or do you feel completely out of your depth trying to find the best match?
If you live in Dubai you may also be interested in sending your child to school in Switzerland or the UK, but do you really know the options available to you? There has never been a better time to plan carefully the route you would like your child to follow. Changing your mind midway through their education and switching between different education options can cause long-term negative impacts on their overall education, eventually impacting their ability to get top results at the end of their school impacting their higher education options.
Why not let our experts help you manage these decisions, making the best choice for you? We will help you create an educational roadmap so that you know the direction you would like them to take, this will reduce stress and help you reduce the number of decisions you have to make along the way. None of us truly know the future or the country we will end up in, but we can make plans which will give us the flexibility to manage change without creating an educational crisis for our children at key points in their future lives.
Why not set up a Zoom meeting with your child and us where we can answer any questions that you both might have. We can also arrange for an assessment to help place their strengths and weaknesses and to provide some clear guidance on any areas that need to be worked on.