Children naturally need different things at different ages and we know all learn differently. So, we tailor our approach to each stage of their development and to the individual.
Our approach to teaching and learning is guided by leading research and what we know about children and how they learn best at each stage of their development.
It’s also guided by the fact that naturally, every child will be different.
They’ll possess varied skills, different talents and diverse perspectives. We know some will learn best by doing, others during quiet thinking, many through play. And what sparks the imagination of one, won’t always with another.
So how do we make learning stick? We cultivate the right conditions for it to occur.
At SCOTS PGC that looks like –
When it comes to the learning experience, great teachers make the difference. At SCOTS PGC we believe great teachers –
This helps to cultivate effective learners who –
One of the most important things we can do is provide our boys and girls with feedback. For us, effective feedback is both positive and constructive and it’s how we create a culture of learning. While assessment is one way of providing feedback, we believe a continuous approach is far more valuable when it comes to helping students improve.
Our framework enables us to develop and deliver, with consistency, our curriculum and at the same time, provides the flexibility for our teachers to differentiate — or put simply — shape the learning experience around each individual’s needs. ‘Same destination, alternative route’ best captures differentiation in action and you’ll regularly find our teachers changing the way they deliver content to cater for different learning styles.
Our formal curriculum encourages boys and girls to look and learn through three distinct lenses – self, community and the wider world. These, together with our four learning zones – communication, culture, discovery and work ready – allow our students to better understand themselves as they learn about and interact with the world around them.