Welcome to Key Stage One / EBIS

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to our Key Stage One Department at EBIS. It is our aim to always strive for academic attainment and personal wellbeing, for creating a supportive and inclusive community whilst also celebrating individual successes.

Our purpose as educators is to encourage intellectual curiosity, independent thought and effective learning habits. From an early age, we encourage pupils to be dynamically intellectual, culturally creatively and develop independence.

The success of a student cannot be measured only by their academic success alone, but also by the development of their social and interpersonal skills and contribution to school life.

Here in KS1 our students are individuals with potential, unique strengths and interests and I believe that it is our duty as educators to add value to each student by helping them achieve academic success and the joy of learning in an inclusive community in which all our students, parents and staff feel challenged, valued and successful.

In KS1we put all our effort into fostering a caring but disciplined environment in which your children will have the best chance to learn and develop as individuals. You can be confident that the National Curriculum will be delivered effectively without losing all the other benefits of school, both curricular and extra-curricular.

As the Head of Key Stage One, I am deeply committed to ensuring students are given every opportunity to experience exceptional learning opportunities in enabling environments – safe, happy, challenged and successful. Pupils, staff and parents feeling proud of their efforts and achievements are key drivers for me professionally. Inspiring others to drive forward to reach their goals, never giving up when faced with challenge, is for me what lifelong learning and education are all about.

I very much look forward to working in partnership with you.


Mrs. Sam El Saadani
Head of Key Stage 1

Key Stage One Team

KS1 Management

  • Sam El Saadani – Head of KS1
  • Shaimaa El Hariry – KS1 Head Assistant – KS1 Pastoral Manager

Year 1

  • Ms. Erica Blackmon – 1A Class Teacher
  • Ms. Catriona Patton – 1B Class Teacher
  • Ms. Mariam Hadad – 1C Class Teacher
  • Ms. Vanessa Paixao –  1D Class Teacher
  • Ms. Menna Shaheen – 1A Co-Teacher
  • Ms. Marina Sherif – 1B Co-Teacher
  • Ms. Yara Abou Shouk – 1C Co-Teacher
  • Ms. Radwa Nady – 1D Co-Teacher

Year 2

  • Ms. Maather Gomah  – 2A Class Teacher
  • Ms. Rawan Al Arian  – 2B Class Teacher
  • Ms. Farida Hilmy  – 2C Class Teacher
  • Ms. Nourhan Kamel  – 2D Class Teacher
  • Ms. Noha Nabil – 2A Co-Teacher
  • Ms. Marwa Anwar – 2B Co-Teacher
  • Ms. Passant Abaza – 2C Co-Teacher
  • Ms. Mennaallah Fouad – 2D Co-Teacher

Guide to Reading with your Child Arabic Version

KS1 Student & Parent Handbook 2022-2023

KS1 Uniform Policy 2022-2023

Guide to Reading with your Child – English Version

KS1 Behaviour Handbook 2022- 2023

KS1 Events Calendar – Autumn 2021

Remote Learning 5th of April 2021 to 15th of April 2021

KS1 Healthy Eating Cart Letter

KS1 Home Learning Activities 2022 -2023

KS1 Library 2022 -2023

KS1 Events Calendar – Winter – Spring 2022

Home Reading Programme Reading Planet Online

Say no to Bullying

Remote Learning Online Etiquette and Expectations

The Loop Newsletters

The Loop – Vol 1 Oct 2021

The Loop – Vol 2 Nov 2021

The Loop – Vol 3 Jan 2022

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter 2021 (Sept – Oct)

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter 2022 (Jan – Feb)

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2021 (Sept-Oct)

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2021 (Nov – Dec)

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2022 (March – April)

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 1  Sept – Oct 2022

Year 2 Curriculum Newsletters

Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter 2021 (Sept-Oct)

Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter 2022 (Jan – Feb)

Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2021 (Sept – Oct)

Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2021 (Nov-Dec)

Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2022 (March – April)

Year 2 Curriculum Overview 1  Sept – Oct 2022