English Playschool is a candidate school for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Primary Years Programme
The IB Primary Years Programme, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is an international, transdisciplinary programme designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom but also through other means of learning.
For more information about the IB and its programs, visit www.ibo.org
Role of the PYP Coordinator
The IB PYP Coordinator is the pedagogical leader of the IB PYP programme, and her role is to ensure that all standards for successful implementation of the PYP are understood by the teaching team, and that the programme is planned, taught, and assessed collaboratively by a fully PYP trained team of teachers. She will work collaboratively with all members of the teaching team; she will collaborate in whole-school planning; communicate effectively with all members of the PYP community (students, teachers and parents); and communicate with the IB organization regarding support and adherence to the programme.
The goal of introducing PYP in our school is to improve the quality of teaching and learning by using the framework of standards and practices provided by the PYP. The PYP uses an inquiry-based model of learning which permits students to engage fully in the learning process. Transdisciplinary themes (global themes that cross many subject areas) frame the learning. The PYP provides written curriculum documents that foster understanding, knowledge, skills and the attitudes needed in future jobs by our students. Successful inquiry should promote ethical perspectives that will ultimately lead to responsible action initiated by the student.