As part of our ongoing commitment to excel and constantly deliver on our vision and mission, Kuwait English School (KES) actively seeks accreditation from a number of independent educational bodies, who assess and inspect the quality of teaching and learning, communications, wellbeing, policies and procedures and the standards of management and leadership, providing formal reports on their findings.
Accreditation reinforces the positive impact and quality of KES education and provides an assurance to parents that all students are given the best education possible in line with our vision, “The Aim Makes Great The Life”, and our school’s mission is to Inspire, Challenge and Encourage. This often leads to continual self-assessment and reevaluation to ensure best practices.
ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) is an awarding body whose programmes and qualifications offer flexible ways of developing and accrediting personal, social and work-related abilities.ASDAN is an awarding organisation whose curriculum programmes and qualifications help young people develop knowledge and skills for learning, work and life.Their programmes and qualifications are delivered by over 3,000 secondary schools, special schools, colleges, alternative education providers and youth organisations across the UK and in more than 30 countries and territories overseas.
Formed in 1982, British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) provides a quality-assured network of schools helping Heads and Teachers share best practice and keep abreast of the latest educational developments. BSME runs its own Accreditation System, Annual Head Teachers’ Conferences, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of over 100 courses per year and a range of inter school sports, music, arts and other events. BSME accreditation ensures that the provision offered at KES meets UK standards and also offers interdependent support for schools to meet the challenges of British education in the Middle East. BSME runs its own Accreditation System, Annual Headteachers’ Conferences, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of over 100 courses per year and a range of inter school sports, music, arts and other events.
The BSO (British Schools Overseas) Scheme is the UK Department for Education’s voluntary inspection scheme for overseas schools. Overseas schools describing themselves as “British” are subject to recognition by the British government under the voluntary inspection scheme. Accreditation with BSO helps ensure that the students at Kuwait English School receive an education equivalent to their counterparts in the United Kingdom.
Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge.
Cambridge international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and careers. As a not-for-profit organistion, Cambridge international qualifications devote their resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learning opportunities and potential.
COBIS (Council of British International Schools) is a membership association that represents more than 450 schools and organisations globally. High-quality COBIS schools, which educate over 150,000 students and employ more than 30,000 teachers, can be found in 80 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. COBIS Supporting Associates provide a wide range of services and resources to the international schools sector.
Educational Collaborative for International Schools (formerly European Council of International Schools) Founded in 1965, ECIS (the Educational Collaborative for International Schools) is a non-profit global membership organisation that provides professional learning, research, advocacy, and funding for the benefit of its member schools, comprising early stage through mature international and internationally-minded schools, higher education institutions, organisations that support education through their products and services, and individuals who are internationally-minded in their outlook and practice. ECIS is Kuwait English School has been a long standing member of ECIS to keep our commitment to transform lives through International Education.
Pearson’s leading qualification brand, Edexcel has been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 20 years.
Edexcel’s world-class academic and general qualifications include GCSEs, A levels, International GCSEs, as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills.
Their qualifications combine a progressive approach with international content, allowing learners to achieve their full potential in today’s global economy.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world. It operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people to take control and make their own choices.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award founded more than 60 years ago, the Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is among the school’s extracurricular activities, taking part in the three award levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold. With a dedicated team of staff volunteering their time, students have the opportunity to really put themselves out of their comfort zone.
We are delighted to announce that our school has been recognized as a Google Reference School, the first in Kuwait and the third in the Middle East! This prestigious achievement demonstrates that our staff and students are responsible, competent, and confident users of technology. We can now officially continue to offer support to other schools on a local and national level.
Our staff started incorporating Google into their classrooms in 2014, demonstrating excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including Google Workspace for Education and Chromebooks. They were able to drive impact and positive learning outcomes, turning a dream into a reality.
We have two Google Certified Trainers in the school, and 100% of our students, aged 5 years and above, use Chromebooks as their school devices and Google tools inside and outside their classrooms.We were the first school in Kuwait to adopt the idea of letting students come to school with their own devices, and we have been using Google for Education tools for 9 years since April 29th, 2014, making the best use of Google Workspace for Education Plus and 2500+ Chromebooks.
Based on a survey conducted at the end of the last academic year 2022-2023, the results show a total of 85.4% of our teaching staff are Google Certified, with more teachers currently in the process of getting their Google certification.
We are proud of our staff and students for their dedication and hard work in achieving this recognition. We believe that our continued use of Google for Education tools will enhance our students’ learning experiences and prepare them for the future.