Learning in Our Schools
All students have an entitlement to access a broad, challenging and appropriate curriculum to meet their individual strengths and needs. Students need a range of experiences to achieve their full potential and to become lifelong learners.
In order to motivate students to have high aspirations and to want to achieve, students, teachers and parents need to work to create a stimulating and successful learning environment. Students should be fully involved in the learning process, promoting an active culture of learning.
The foundation of learning in all IEA schools is to work towards our overriding goal of developing connected lifelong learners who:
- behave ethically
- are self-directed learners
- communicate effectively
- analyse and solve problems and
- work collaboratively.
These attributes are the five key outcomes that underpin our profile of a successful learner.
What We Believe About Learning
- is a life-long journey in which the learner makes connections that develop new and existing knowledge, skills and understanding,
- is the process by which an individual makes sense of new experiences and engages in metacognition,
- takes place when the individual constructs their own knowledge and understanding of a subject, skills or values,
- takes place through interaction with others and in individual reflection,
- occurs anywhere and at anytime.
The IEA holds ultimate responsibility for the operation and performance of all of its schools. When families pay for an IEA education they expect the highest standard of curriculum, teaching and student welfare.
The IEA curriculum reflects thoroughly researched international best practice. While each school has the freedom to adapt the curriculum to suit local circumstances, the fundamental learning outcomes and approaches to pedagogy are not negotiable and must be followed by all IEA schools.