When the BSME CPD Programme began in earnest, in 2011, we had only half a dozen schools officially listed as ‘host schools’. To date, thirty-five schools have already hosted for us and we now have forty-seven schools (approximately 65% of the total membership!) registered as willing hosts. That is a fantastic statistic and a real testament to the credibility of the the rapidly growing CPD Programme.

Such keen support is not only much appreciated, it is also essential to the success of the programme. Without it, the BSME CPD Programme simply could not run in the manner in which it does currently. Our sincere thanks go to all our host schools across the region.

How should host schools book their free places?

To claim host school free places, you will need to fill in the Host School Free Place form. Please click on the link below to download the form.

Booking Form - Host School Free Place

Please email this form to Sam via cpdassistant@bsme.org.uk before the course booking deadline. Please DO NOT register your free places online - all delegates registered online will be charged. Should host schools wish to book any additional (chargeable) places, they should do so on-line, in the ‘Programmes and Courses’ Section of the CPD area.

Kind Regards,

BSME CPD Coordinator

E: cpd@bsme.org.uk


Doha English Speaking School

Website Age     Infant Junior Senior
www.dess.org From 3 to 11 Yes Yes No
Address Admissions
PO Box 7660

Tel: (+974) 459 2750

Fax: (+974) 459 2761

Email: dess@dess.org

Head Teacher Sean Sibley
Faculty Curriculum
44 F/T, 2 P/T, 33 Teaching Assistants English National Curriculum
Qual/Exam Types Nationalities
Enrolment Fee

Total: 710

Registration fee: QR 2,750.00

Special Needs Provision

DESS - Learning Together - High Expectations - Celebrating Success Doha English Speaking School is the oldest and most established British curriculum primary school in Qatar. It is a non-profit making British Embassy sponsored organisation, following the National curriculum for England.

DESS is staffed entirely by teachers with UK experience. The school provides education for those who are fluent English speakers. The pupil roll is approximately 80% British, 4% Qatari and 16% others.

We operate effectively as a high quality British primary school in an international context. Standards are high; our children's achievements are significantly above UK average in National Curriculum tests. In order to maintain these standards our teachers recognise themselves as learners and engage in programmes of sustained professional development.

Our facilities are excellent. They include: an extensive library, 2 sports halls, tennis courts and a shaded swimming pool; two ICT suites with networked computers; specialist rooms for science, cookery, design technology and art; 31 fully networked classrooms, each with its own computer and interactive whiteboard; and a large grassed pitch.

Our staff include team specialists for Music, PE, Learning Support and French. Class sizes are restricted to 20 in Foundation Stage and 24 in KS1 and KS2.

The Learning Support Department provides support for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and those with abilities outside the normal range.

The school places the highest priority on the development of the whole child thus delivering the highest standards possible. We work closely with all of our stakeholders; there is ongoing dialogue between children, teachers, parents and governors in order to shape the future of our school.

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