What do we mean when we describe learning as a ‘journey’? It is the idea that the learning cycle is never linear for any child, it naturally fluctuates. In the classroom or through virtual schooling, every student experiences times of acceleration and others which are more challenging. Despite this year presenting its own unique challenges, this remains true of how students learn and it is our teaching approach that is key to nurturing this process.
Our teachers are experts in identifying the gaps in a child's understanding of a topic and personalising their approach to help them reach their targets. We have trained, and continue to develop, all of our teachers so that they are prepared and skilled in identifying where a child needs more support, regardless of environment. Most crucial to this is the quality time between teacher and student - so it is part of our standard programme that all teachers carve out opportunity with individual students to continually assess their progress and needs.
We also creatively adapt our lessons and resources so that any lesson a teacher would deliver in the classroom can be successfully delivered virtually too. This means that even if external scenarios suddenly change, students do not experience a break in curriculum or have a gap in subject knowledge. Similarly, students also have unlimited access to their Global Campus, Nord Anglia dedicated learning platform, on which they can collaborate with their peers around the world and access extra curricular activities from wherever they are.