A good proportion of private schools in Abu Dhabi prioritise pupils’ social and personal development, the latest round of inspections in these institutions has revealed.

In a statement sent by the emirate’s education sector regulator, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), the council said that 62 per cent of the 110 inspected schools showed good standards in supporting pupils’ development. Fifty-seven per cent of schools also excelled in ensuring pupils’ safety and guidance, while 39 per cent had good teaching and assessment standards.

As part of the inspections, schools are judged in six broad areas — student achievement; students’ personal and social development and innovation skills; teaching and assessment; curriculum; student protection and guidance; and school leadership and management.