Only Applicable to European Section
As we approach the end of the school year, it is a time of both looking backwards and forwards. Reflecting upon the year is an important part of planning for the next one and with a move to a new campus it is an opportunity to not only ensure that we transfer and continue everything we love about the school but also build and improve upon areas where change is needed.
We are currently building the timetable for next year and there will be many challenges in ensuring that both primary and secondary can effectively share one campus. In addition, there are some areas of our curriculum where there are inequities and omissions that need to be addressed. Most important in our priorities is to ensure that time is once again given to pastoral care where secondary students are given extended time in homeroom to deal with many social-emotional topics that are of such importance to each age group. Some minor adjustments will also be made in the time allocated to subject areas in the Middle Years Programme to work towards greater balance between disciplines. In our Diploma Programme, we need to standardise time allocated to different subjects at higher and standard level and ensure that students have sufficient time for the core elements of this program. Our overall priority is to simplify our timetable, limit the number of after-school classes and maximise access to teachers for lunchtime and after-school support. We hope to be able to share more information over the coming weeks including confirmation of homeroom allocation and teachers for next year.
We are all very excited for the move and look forward to welcoming all families to the school in August. I wish all families a safe and happy summer.
- David Morgan, Head of Secondary School European Section