We provide a broad and balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England and the Early Years Framework. Our curriculum is enriched to reflect our international setting and the diversity of our pupils. The curriculum is personalised and brought to life by a talented and dedicated staff of teachers and assistants, who work closely together to inspire and support our pupils.
Our curriculum begins in the Early Years, where the foundations upon which children build the rest of their schooling begins.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we provide children with learning experiences that allow them to achieve their full academic, social and emotional potential. Children’s needs, interests and natural curiosity are at the heart of our curriculum; this is reflected in our rich and varied continuous provision which focuses on both the three prime and the four specific areas of learning. Through the learning environment we promote a high level of challenge, encouraging children to adopt a “can do” attitude: seeing problems and solving these as a vehicle for quality learning experiences. By offering stimulating first hand opportunities and having the flexibility to adapt learning to meet the needs of each child, we are able to ensure that children leave us self-assured and with the right foundations in order to make good future progress.
As the children move through each key stage they benefit enormously from having specialist teachers for physical education (PE), swimming, music, computing and modern foreign languages (MFL). In addition to this our Inclusion Department is there to support pupils who require targeted programmes of intervention to support an aspect of learning or English language acquisition.
Oman is a wonderful country, which lends itself to quality outdoor education. We seek opportunities for children to explore their environment through a rich programme of trips and visits. For most of the year the weather is perfect and visitors may see children using the outdoor space to conduct science experiments, learn mapping skills, apply mathematical concepts, promote small group discussion and debate, or to work together to create short musical pieces. As a school we support this ‘classroom without walls’ approach to enable children to apply their learning outside of the confines of the classroom.
As with all good schools, we continue to evaluate and adapt our curriculum to take advantage of aspects of proven best practice and new technology. Our curriculum will continue to evolve to ensure we equip our pupils with the skills they will require as global citizens and potential leaders in the future.