A uniquely innovative approach
We believe that life in a changing and increasingly inter-connected world requires a different approach to learning. Our curriculum prepares students to be critical thinking, problem-solving individuals and equips children with the skills of enquiry, entrepreneurship and innovation within a truly international context.
We have developed a unique curriculum model that integrates attainment and skill objectives from the English National Curriculum and the statutory requirements for education in Poland within exciting and stimulating units to guide our students' focus and enquiry. Thus, our approach to learning is highly child-centred, exciting and rigorous. We challenge the notion that knowledge comes from textbooks and that learning needs to be divided into artificial subjects. Instead, we foster a love of student-led enquiry to dive deeper into topics and encourage all learners to ask their own questions, formulate investigations, design solutions and pursue related areas of interest under the guidance of their teachers.
Students who take an academic and critical approach to their studies, exploring a range of viewpoints and recognising that school is just the start of an exciting life-long learning journey.
Students who actively embrace diversity, recognising that we all play a part in making the world a fairer place for our common humanity and enter the world with the desire and knowledge to make it better.
Students who think deeply about their learning, drawing connections and asking questions to further their understanding by investigating their own lines of enquiry using a range of sources.
Students who are multilingual, tolerant and culturally adept and have developed a critical understanding of global issues, responsible actions and civic engagement that will last for life.
Students who explore culture, the arts and their surroundings as a source of inspiration and enjoyment, leaving school as articulate and passionate individuals with a developed sense of wellbeing.
Students who use a range of media and technology to find out more about the world around them. Students discover and use new methods to demonstrate their growing understanding
in compelling ways.
We have developed six cosmopolitan values to represent the holistic qualities that encapsulate an international education and global way of life. These values form the core of our unique curriculum model and the basis upon which students display their growing knowledge and deepening understanding through each unit of learning.
Learning for the future
Knowledge & Understanding
Learning objectives, pace and coverage are taken from the English National Curriculum, with adaptations to life in Poland. Objectives from different subjects are united under one exciting theme to promote cross-curricular learning and immersion in the content.
Students reflect on their level of understanding before, during and after a unit of work, recording reflections and responses based on the Cosmopolitan Values. This links directly to assessment opportunities by anticipating how students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in real-life, authentic situations.
Enquiry & Innovation
Previous knowledge and questions are evoked at the start of the unit, recorded and displayed in classrooms. Teachers guide students to seek answers to their own enquiry, modelling the key skills of research, investigation and innovation.
Technological solutions and innovations are anticipated and planned for within each stage of every unit of learning.
Health & Wellbeing
Students are encouraged to pursue their own passions and interests through an enquiry-driven approach. Alongside academics, mindfulness and metacognition is regularly included in lessons and deliberately planned for by teachers.
Wellbeing becomes a visible trait of school life, with involvement from students, staff and parents, while exciting and challenging experiences inside and outside of the classroom motivate students to do and feel their best.