The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) :

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. They are a regulatory authority in the Government of Dubai which supports the improvement of schools, universities, training institutes and other human resource sectors.

The KHDA co-ordinate with many different partners; students, parents, teachers, the private sector and other Government bodies who all play a role in Dubai’s education community. KHDA’s work is guided by the Government’s strategy and carried out in a transparent manner to make sure everything they do benefits our highest priority – our students.

KHDA research ranges from early childhood to adult learning and their findings drive initiatives to ensure that Dubai has an educated and flexible workforce to meet the needs of our fast-changing and globalised world.

The KHDA publications, along with the detailed school inspection reports, provide evidence-based information for everyone involved in education.

British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)

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 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.