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Governance

The Board of Governors of Al Shohub Private School is composed of:

  • Owning family
  •  Stakeholder affairs representative
  •  Senior Abu Dhabi Educationalists
  •  Education/Business Advisor
  •  Parental Voice
  •  Principal

The responsibilities of the Board of Governors include, but are not limited to:

  •  Ensuring effectiveness and efficiency in the conduct and operation of the School according to
    the Council’s regulations, policies and requirements.
  • Having full knowledge of all applicable federal and local rules and regulations relating to Private
    Schools, and doing what is necessary to ensure School’s compliance and adherence to their
    provisions.
  • Responding to the Council’s directives and requirements, for example in relation to inspection
    outcomes and compliance issues.
  • Holding the Principal accountable for her implementation of the Board of Governors approved
    policies and plans.
  • Approving School policies and development plans, and ensuring that the Principal’s
    development policies and plans support achieving the School’s mission and values.
  • Setting out the School’s financial needs and operating budget, supervising the preparation of
    the School budget and approving it.
  • Promoting ethical values, taking into consideration adherence to the values, morals, norms and
    traditions of UAE society, and compliance with policies through appropriate and effective
    oversight.
  • Measuring the School’s success in implementing its mission and aims and ensuring corrective
    actions are taken if results show there is a need.
  • Investigating formal complaints against the School and taking appropriate actions in accordance
    with the School’s complaints policy.
    (In accordance with Policy 18 of the Private Schools Policy and Guidance Manual)

Parents may contact the Board of Governors at any time, either by making an appointment through the school, or by emailing: governors@alshohub.org

Guidelines for using the bus service

Any student who travels on the bus must adhere to the School Behavioral Policy as they would at school. Students who do not adhere to the policy will be permanently excluded from the bus service.

  • It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the Bus Assistant if the student can not take the bus for any reason (e.g. illness)
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure an approved adult accompanies the student at the pick-up and drop-off point at the designated time. The school bus will not wait for late students.
  • Students should sit as quickly as possible upon entering the bus, in the assigned seat.
  • Safety belts should be worn at all times on the bus.
  • Students should not stand or move while the bus is in motion.
  • Students should listen to the Bus Assistant at all times and follow instructions given.
  • Students should not distract the Bus Driver.
  • Only authorised adults are permitted to travel on the school bus.
  • Students should respect the rights and well being of all other students, the Bus Assistant and Bus Driver at all times. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Should a student require an age appropriate booster seat this should be provided by parents in line with UAE guidelines and size specifications.
  • School bags should be stored safely under the seat and items are not left in the aisle.
  • Indecent conduct or loud, disruptive or profane language will not be permitted.
  • Play fighting and/or rough play is not permitted at any time.
  • Any damage or vandalism will be paid for by the offender(s).
  • Windows and doors are to be opened or closed only with the permission of the Bus Assistant.
  • If allowed, windows should only be opened to the indicated safety line.
  • All parts of the student’s body shall remain inside the bus at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed on the school bus under any circumstances.
  • Students should not enter or leave the bus until it has come to a complete stop.
  • The school does not have any responsibility for students once they have left the school bus at the designated drop point.
  • Any requests to change to another bus should be submitted in writing using the Bus Request Form. Please note a permanent change can only be effective depending on availability.