Teaching at key stages is student-centered, project-based, and incorporates the multiple intelligence concepts. While the general curriculum is followed by every student, he or she is also encouraged to develop talents and interests in personal areas of academic interest, and in sports, theater, music and dance for which facilities are outstanding. Homework is given to encourage and develop independent study skills and to complement particular fields of study.
School teaching is highly complex — involving content knowledge, knowledge of young adolescent development, and dozens of interconnected skills (e.g. the ability to relate to and engage students, coach, present, reflect, and analyze). Teachers bring diverse knowledge, strengths, and experience to their roles. They care deeply about young people and entered teaching in the first place because of that care and concern.
We completely believe in teachers engaged in the ongoing learning and development that will enable them to excel at teaching. As a result, the knowledge that exists about powerful middle grades teaching and learning, from decades of research and practice, has penetrated till the roots.
The British School believes that, given rich and productive professional collaboration, and ongoing, school-based professional development that is directly linked to classroom practice, school teachers will be able to apply the best ideas and tools of powerful curriculum, instruction, and assessment.