Creative Approach + Curriculum
TWS teachers understand the effects of brain - changing neuroplasticity. While we give every TWS student plenty of room to imagine and dream big, we take Creativity seriously. We see creativity as an invaluable tool that signifies novelty and originality for the learner and for society. Creativity moves mountains but it can only charge forward if our students are well-informed and well-equipped academically. This is possible when learning is engaging and interesting. TWS students are exposed to arts education that is seamlessly weaved into general learning because learning physically changes the brain. Passionate TWS teachers embrace novelty valuing curiosity and understanding as necessities for every learner. How do we do it?
- Engaging project based lessons using STEAM - learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking for all students
- A well-researched Arts-based pedagogical approach allows for exposure to a wide variety of the arts including theatre and multi-media
TWS is for students who:
- learn differently, demonstrate weaknesses in processing language and information, working memory, comprehension, math and executive functioning skills
- have an average or above average IQ, keen to learn but are struggling in school
- thrive in a small class setting with specialised education, and soar when teachers understand their learning needs
- want the curriculum and method of delivery to adapt to them
The Winstedt School embraces learning diversity providing students with a variety of educational experiences, combined with two internationally well-recognised curricula that best suit the needs of our students; The IPC (“International Primary Curriculum” UK), IMYC (“International Middle Years Curriculum”), the Edexcel IPC and Edexcel Lower Secondary Curriculum based on the UK national curriculum
Edexcel International Primary Curriculum
We use the Edexcel International Primary Curriculum and Lower Secondary Curriculum for English, Math and Science, based on the UK national curriculum Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, which gives students a well-rounded education.
The International Primary Curriculum (UK)
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC: www.internationalprimarycurriculum.com) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, international mindedness and personal learning.
This mainstream international curriculum allows teachers to acknowledge multiple intelligence in each learner by focusing on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. A child is empowered to learn and interact through activities that call for application of the knowledge and skills gained. The learning experience becomes real and meaningful. When combined with strong educational values our learners strive to excel, persevere, inquire, think critically and reflect.
At the core of the IPC are clearly identified learning goals in every subject of the curriculum. These include Science, Geography, History, ICT (Information Communication Technology), International, Society, Technology, Art, Music, and Physical Education.
International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)
The IMYC is specifically designed around the critical needs of the adolescent brain
- The IMYC inspires and engages students, enriching their learning experience
- The IMYC provides a rigorous academic platform preparing students well for their next stage of learning
- The IMYC aims to support the whole student; the development of personal dispositions and international mindedness are an intrinsic part of every unit
In addition to the curricula, The Winstedt School provides Mandarin classes, Drama, Performance Arts, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) project base learning, Executive Functioning Skills, Penmanship and Personal, Social and Health Education. Twice exceptional students and accelerated learners are immersed in activities that encourage higher levels of thinking, independent research and foster emotional, social and ethical development.