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Curriculum:

Nursery and Preschool: we follow the High Scope curriculum which holds *Learning, *Social and Emotional Development, *Physical Development and Health, *Language, Literacy and Communication, *Creative Arts specific for Preschool, *Maths, * Science and Technology and *Social Studies as key pointers for development.

1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles: we follow the Ministry of Education’s guidelines, enriching it with subjects we consider that provide a more global development, and we apply them across all areas while supporting them with our experiential pedagogy.

High school: we will adopt the Cambridge A Levels, that will allow us to offer the students a more diverse and flexible curriculum which will, in turn, give them more choice for their future.

 

Applying our pedagogy implies promoting important values and implementing in our routine practices that we consider fundamental.

Freedom: Each child is unique, and we respect and value their individuality. This idea is present in all the decisions taken in our school life. Therefore, nappies and dummies are dropped when each child is ready, naps apply only until the child needs them, the adjustment to school food is carried out according to their different rhythms, each has space to develop their individual skills in different rhythms and degrees, the children are encouraged to freely express their beliefs and faiths, or the absence of them, respecting all gods, fairies and elves: acknowledging the difference, but never giving it a negative connotation. Overall, each child is respected for who they are.

Respect: Respect is our main foundation, we practice it and we constantly encourage its practice. We choose an organic diet because we respect nature and our bodies; we have our own organic vegetable garden for the same reasons; we say No to aggression, No to insults, because we respect ourselves and because we respect others; we say No to punishment because it doesn’t respect the individual emotionally; we say Yes to children with special educational needs because we respect the individuality of each child and we respect diversity; we say Yes to recycling because we must ensure this planet’s continuity; we say Yes to children’s participating in the school daily decisions, because we respect them; we say Yes to the children’s involvement in their own development because it’s mainly about them; we say Yes to the parents’ involvement in school because they help us grow; we say Yes to discipline through love because it is the best nourishment for any child.

Monitoring Development: The classroom team and the multidisciplinary team supervise the development of each child, feeling and observing them. In our weekly meeting we reflect together as a group, wich allows us to monitor each child and lay out the most adequate strategies and activities for the holistic and harmonic development of both child and group. This supervision is reported quarterly to parents in individual meetings. From this joint assessment some specific need may come up, which can be referred to for evaluation and/or support, internal or external. The school provides its own therapeutic team that, along with the pedagogical team and the parents, monitors and supports the development of the child, intervening whenever necessary and being available to provide individual support.

Parents’ involvement: Our aim is to promote the participation of parents and relatives in the child’s education process, because we feel this can contribute to the emotional stability and security of the child. We want parents and relatives to be active in their children’s school life, not mere observers. In 2010 we created the Parents Association to encourage parents’ participation in the school’s daily issues.

Pets at School: There is an animal in each classroom, to encourage the child’s contact with animals. The children are responsible for feeding, cleaning and taking them home on weekends.

Playground: Outdoor activities are included in the children’s daily routine, in any season. We have different materials and toys in our large playground to stimulate various games and explorations.

Classes: Our classes are small to allow for more individualized work.