We promise: Independent, confident, lifelong learners

Curriculum

‘The school provides an outstanding curriculum’ – CfBT Education Trust May 2012


Our curriculum is based on the UK National Curriculum and then adapted to suit the needs of our learners in an international environment. Subjects are integrated where appropriate and learning is blocked into exciting, relevant topics. An extensive extra-curricular programme supports our broad curriculum, see after school clubs for further information.

‘The curriculum is enhanced with a wide range of rich and varied experiences within and outside of lessons. This develops pupils who are confident and independent young people with a wide range of interests and who are well prepared for their next stages of education.’ – BSO (British Schools Overseas) May 2015

Our school’s ethos is deeply rooted in a child centred approach to learning and teaching and a comprehensive understanding of the needs of each child. Our imaginative and innovative curriculum has been created to promote high achievement and everyday it captures children’s interest and enthusiasm for learning. You will find a range of teaching methods being used to ensure that each child is given the best opportunity to achieve maximum efficiency in literacy, numeracy, science, ICT and a wide range of subjects.

‘The school fully meets and often exceeds all of the required standards for the curriculum. The curriculum is outstanding. It is broad, balanced and engaging and provides meaningful experiences that meet the interests, aptitudes and needs of pupils extremely well. It has been carefully planned to provide pupils with a programme of interesting, varied and stimulating learning activities that incrementally build upon their existing levels of knowledge, understanding and skills’ – BSO (British Schools Overseas) May 2015

Children between 7-14 years of age working within our Inclusion Programme follow the Asdan Award Programme. The Asdan award programmes have been developed to provide opportunities for children who may have difficulty accessing some or all areas of the National Curriculum of England. They are activity based curriculum resources that provide a real life context to promote the development of personal, social, independent, ICT and work related skills. Literacy and numeracy may also be taught using the framework of the Asdan Award Programmes, as appropriate to the needs of the individual.

Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) is a British charity with awarding body status that provides educational opportunities for young people. At Samakee, teachers within our Inclusion Centre manage the Asdan courses and Asdan supervises the moderation and verification of them.

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