INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY CURRICULUM
Welcome from the Primary Coordinator
My name is Francine Turner and I am the Primary Coordinator at Newton. I have a teaching career of almost 25 years, 15 of which have been in the international sector.
My vision for Primary Education is for our students to succeed in lifelong learning. In Newton´s Primary Education, children are excited and motivated to learn and achieve in a myriad of possibilities.
Our pupils are at the centre of the decisions we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and at the same time have the tools they need, both now and in the future.
We believe that children should be curious about learning. Through our engaging International Primary Curriculum, we ensure that children can develop an interest in learning, which will help them to have high aspirations and many good memories.
We aim to make learning creative, stimulating, inclusive and fun, with many challenges and ambitious goals for the future.
At Newton College we are committed to ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum, where they can discover and nurture their individual talents to ensure that they all succeed and reach their full potential.
To achieve this, we offer a combination of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the British National Curriculum (BNC).
The BNC provides an outline of the core knowledge around which teachers develop fun and stimulating lessons. The aim is to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of their learning process and the wider curriculum.
Furthermore, Newton College adopted the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in the 2015/2016 academic year. This is a curriculum used in schools around the world. Currently, around 1800 national and international schools in more than 90 countries use this curriculum.
The International Primary Curriculum programme focuses on a combination of academic, personal and international learning that is exciting and challenging. The aim of the IPC is to help each child to enjoy learning a wide range of subjects and to develop an enquiring mind, personal traits that will help them through adolescence and into adulthood. It also aims to foster a sense of the pupil’s own nationality and culture, while developing a deep respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Through the IPC approach to learning, children acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to face the world of tomorrow with confidence.
The IPC curriculum was introduced in 2000 and has been successfully meeting the learning needs of children for many years. Leading education experts, school leaders, highly qualified teachers and curriculum writers took four years to develop the IPC. Its continued development even today ensures that pupils are learning an up–to–date and highly relevant curriculum, based on the latest brain research and the growing understanding of how children learn.
The IPC is part of Fieldwork Education which, since 1984, has been helping to develop children’s learning in schools around the world. For more information about the IPC, click here.