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Children at the heart of the school

Children’s needs

  • Children need to feel confident and secure. The benevolent relationship of the teaching staff and the group creates a climate favourable to learning.
  • Children are naturally curious. Their curiosity needs to be stimulated to keep them active….in their minds. Children’s “cognitive mobilisation” (M. Chi) is the most effective method of learning.
  • Children have their own interests and can discover new ones during their schooling. Pupils’ interests and motivation are important components in academic achievement (explaining why we learn such knowledge, performing fun activities to show the usefulness of such knowledge and/or applying the learned skill).
Child playing with leaves

Children at the heart of the school

Children’s needs

  • Children need to feel confident and secure. The benevolent relationship of the teaching staff and the group creates a climate favourable to learning.
  • Children are naturally curious. Their curiosity needs to be stimulated to keep them active….in their minds. Children’s “cognitive mobilisation” (M. Chi) is the most effective method of learning.
  • Children have their own interests and can discover new ones during their schooling. Pupils’ interests and motivation are important components in academic achievement (explaining why we learn such knowledge, performing fun activities to show the usefulness of such knowledge and/or applying the learned skill).
Child experimenting on the computer

Bespoke curriculum

Each child has their own rhythm.

  • Thanks to small classes- 20 pupils maximum per teacher-, the teacher provides a personalised follow-up of each child every week and assigns personal goals.
  • Lessons are carried out in the form of an individualised curriculum so that each child can spend more time on the activities that seem more difficult, and conversely, less time on those that are easier.
  • Coaching is offered by a certified coach to each child according to their needs.
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Interdisciplinary learning

  • Our school favours the interdisciplinary thematic approach to increase pupils’ motivation.

As an example, the travel theme makes it possible to study history and geography, modern languages, arts, sport, means of transport (science and technology), mathematics (calculation over distances etc.), French (travel diary, blog etc.).

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Child experimenting

Group work and class projects

  •  The “project” approach develops the ability to cooperate with the group by using various tools to achieve learner production.

These projects help develop a sense of commitment and initiative in collaboration with peers or with other actors (associations, companies etc.). They contribute to motivating the pupils around a theme that really matters to them

  • Short-term group work, exercises or achievements make it possible for children to think together, create collectively, solve puzzles, and help each other…

An empathetic and caring teacher-child relationship

Children need empathy, confidence and helpful, judgement-free tutelage to make them feel good and eager to learn and succeed.
The teacher-child relationship is crucial.

  • The teacher transmits knowledge by adopting the right posture: taking care of the pupil and giving them a sense of security, complimenting them on their efforts and actions, encouraging them, supporting them and helping them bring out the best in themselves.

  • Teachers are trained throughout their careers, particularly in socio-emotional skills.

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