The Curriculum Model is designed to support Self-Directed Learning; our learning culture at OneSchool.
“A global education ecosystem that develops life-ready students who learn how to learn.”
It’s not just the changes to external qualifications and examination programmes that present exciting challenges to educators today. The wider environment in which we and, especially, our students are working is changing fast. It is a world of connectivity and communication, of information and data: it provides exciting opportunities for learning making a new and interesting pedagogy.
We are committed to ensuring a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum for all our students. We also encourage them to make choices that will leave doors open for further study and for careers opportunities in the future. Every individual has the ability to learn, so the curriculum aims not only to maximise, but also increase this ability and meet the needs of all students regardless of where they currently are. It is designed to provide opportunity for unrestricted progress in all subject areas at all levels. Our aim is all students are enabled to become ‘self-directed learners’ through our curriculum and effective delivery.
The expectations and philosophy behind the SMSC regulations and guidance are central to life at Stoke Poges, both within and beyond the academic curriculum. All members of staff see themselves contributing in some way to the students’ SMSC development and specific areas are not delineated towards specific departments, though naturally certain responsibilities will more readily be emphasised by particular subjects and activities.
During academic lessons, students are encouraged as follows:
- to pursue further knowledge and understanding through asking questions
- to reflect upon deeper non-material and ethical questions
- to engage in discussion and debate, learning the skills of listening to and respecting others
- to show initiative
- to accept responsibility for their own self-directed learning and actions
- to form balanced and well-reasoned opinions of their own
- to have high aspirations
- to understand the importance of self-assessment and self-evaluation
- to work with and help others
- to understand and respect their heritage and environment
- to understand and respect cultural diversity
- to be aware of and understand issues and responsibilities of citizenship: local, national and global