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1. 4 Dimensions of Learning Program offering Global Citizenship, Wellbeing and Mindfulness, Digital Native Learning Curriculum and Personal Goals, enhanced by the delivery of the IPC and IMYC globally recognised curriculum.
2. Our Educational Leadership Team share over 50 years of Headship and Teaching experience in Outstanding rated British Independent Schools and British International Schools Overseas. Our Master Teachers are all fully qualified, experienced teachers within the British Curriculum and hold post graduate degrees in education and teaching.
3. Small Class Sizes - we offer a leading ration of a maximum of 6 students per live lesson learning pod in the core subjects. This ensures a huge degree of personalisation and engagement for every learner and supports us in developing strong relationships and lines of communication with our parents.
Our pioneering global citizenship and wellbeing program ensures that our students not only are exposed to meaningful and purposeful learning opportunities through the delivery of the UN Global Goals as a central part of our curriculum, but also supports us in the development of our students from the learners of today to the leaders of the future.
We delivery a digitally native curriculum designed to not only equip our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of how to learn safely and effectively online but delivers core competency skills in this area that they will need for their future. From learning about the Google teaching and learning tools to complete their work and learning, to discovering about The Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and NFTs, we are providing our children with the skills to be social entrepreneurs, content creators, changemakers and tech savy leaders of the future.
We are a school that puts students first. We believe that we are reimagining the future of education. Crazy today. Obvious Tomorrow. At Sophia High School, anything is possible.
We are a global learning community with students learning across 5 continents in 18+ (and growing) countries.
1:6 in the core subjects
We pride ourselves in upholding the highest standards of Safer Recruitment in Education, benchmarked against the rigorous ISI standards for Safeguarding Children in Education. All our teachers hold post graduate degrees in education and have at least 5 years of teaching experience in British Curriculum Schools in the UK and British International Schools overseas.
All students take part in a standardised benchmark assessment in Reading, Maths and GAPS and are then tested each term in order to measure and track value added benchmark scores throughout the year to measure progress and achievement overtime.
We offer the best of a British Independent Education, delivered in an online educational learning environment. Following the UK National Curriculum, we are members with the globally recognised Council of International Schools and were one of four online schools in the UK chosen to work with the UK Department for Education and Ofsted on the pilot inspection programme for the soon to launch Accreditation Scheme for Online Education Providers.
We believe that the learners of today are the leaders of tomorrow and through their education at Sophia High School, anything is possible.
We offer a blended learning program, with daily timetabled live lessons for children to take part in, followed by a guided program of independent home learning projects and activities which are linked to the real time lessons.
Physical Education is taught as a subject at Sophia High School with children having the opportunity to structure sport and wider physical activities into their daily timetables of learning. We often have challenges across the school where our students compete against each other and also take the opportunity to share their physical endeavours with the wider school in weekly assemblies.
Wellbeing and Mindfulness are a core area of our curriculum focus at Sophia High School. All children receive specialist lessons with our PSHE and Mindfulness teacher and the promotion of healthy lifestyles is a central part of our online education curriculum model which provides families with the ability
Healthy Eating is taught as part of our discrete science curriculum from Early Years through to Key Stage 3.
8.30am - 1:00pm UK Time for Live Lessons
1:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time for Independent Home Learning (Our Families in time zone ahead of us, use their morning sessions for Independent Work)
All families are invited to a weekly 1-1 meeting with their child's teacher and we encourage students to join these sessions. Our Google Classroom Digital Learning Environment ensures that learning is visible and accessible 24/7. Parents have a termly report in our standardised assessments to measure ongoing progress and attainment benchmarks and receive subject reports twice yearly in February and July.
All Parents have weekly 1-1 parent / teacher meetings at Sophia High School
We believe in teaching the stage of learners and so have an accelerated learning programme available to children who exhibit gifts and talents in subject areas.
We have teachers who are experienced in learning support and additional needs.
At this time we are not staffed or resourced to support children with significant learning needs but this is an area we are currently developing.
We have a partnership with a leading organisation and partner of CIS that we can recommend to families who require additional support.
Yes - Friends of Sophia High School
Yes - parents are more than welcome to join our Learning Community, Assemblies and Special. events.
Yes, we offer a virtual open house event and 1-1 virtual meetings with our Senior Leadership Team for prospective families. All parents and children are provided with a Google Bootcamp as part of the induction program prior to joining Sophia High School.
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