Parental Engagement

Working in partnership to make the difference to your child's education

The relationship we have with our parents is an intrinsic part of GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail (WEK) learning community. We are exceptionally proud to reflect a diverse pupil population consisting of 80 nationalities. This wealth of diversity means we are able to ensure our Academy environment enriches the day to day experiences of all who visit WEK. As the world around us rapidly evolves we are also constantly striving to ensure that every element of the experience on offer at WEK remains cutting edge.

Our approach to growth and development means we remain focused on continually researching ways to effectively engage with our parents. We place importance on taking the time to seek your views, understand your queries and share in the steps going forward. Our Facebook, twitter and blog pages have proved a wonderful source of open communication between WEK and home.

Here at WEK we equally value the personal approach. We are continuously seeking to offer parents numerous ways to become involved in WEK Academy life. Therefore we have placed a priority upon providing numerous opportunities for parents to visit classes and experience the learning on offer. Our PTA organises a range of events throughout the academic year which the whole family can enjoy. We also place a high importance on offering WEK parental update sessions. The topics are in part directly driven by parental requests. Our coffee mornings provide a valuable window in busy schedules for parents to come together with the WEK team.

Here at WEK we are mindful that every moment provides an opportunity. It is rewarding to be able to share outcomes from our recent parental engagement review.

Themes expressed by WEK parents included:   

  • very supportive of the school and the staff
  • that systems are very transparent
  • describe class teachers as wonderful, exceptional, and always smiling
  • children are very happy too and are ‘flourishing’ at the school
  • love the sports facilities and P.E. on offer
  • staff take immediate action when issues are brought to their attention
  • appreciate the open door policy at WEK
  • recognise that the individual needs of their children are met


Thank you for sharing with us in the journey so far. We look forward to working together as we pursue limitless horizons for your child.

To find out more about how we promote parental engagement at the GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khailplease contact our team. Alternatively, for more engagement ideas, why not download our 3-a-day app, or check out our Parent Resources.