01/12/16
Introducing our new Head of IPC
Introducing our new Head of IPC

Introducing our new Head of IPC and Education Lead

24/11/16
IEYC/EYFS Cross-reference document released
IEYC/EYFS Cross-reference document released

We’ve released a cross-reference document to support schools in the UK and abroad to deliver the EYFS through the IEYC

11/11/16
Cracking the Code with the IPC
Cracking the Code with the IPC

The IPC supports the development of essential coding skills through our three computing-focused units.

09/11/16
First regional event held in Singapore
First regional event held in Singapore

Over two days in September, 34 teachers took part in our first regional event.

03/11/16
Bringing the ILMP to you
Bringing the ILMP to you

We are expanding our International Leadership and Management Programmes (ILMP) as demand grows worldwide.

12/10/16
Five IEYC units now available!
Five IEYC units now available!

We’re pleased to release the first five engaging, learning-focused units in the IEYC.

24/06/16
Collaboration with SIES – Announcement
Collaboration with SIES – Announcement

Fieldwork Education collaborates with Smart International Education Services.

23/05/16
New professional learning programme launched
New professional learning programme launched

We’ve added online & blended courses as well as regional events to complement our existing in-school training.

18/05/16
First IEYC unit released today!
First IEYC unit released today!

To The Rescue! follows a popular superhero theme and is available to download from our website.

19/01/16
A new Partnership with the IPC
A new Partnership with the IPC

Classroom Monitor collaboration offers IPC schools enhanced assessment tracking

14/01/16
5 Top Tips to Planning for National Curriculum Coverage
5 Top Tips to Planning for National Curriculum Coverage

Exhausted by the thought of planning another unit?

10/12/15
Teaching with Confidence
Teaching with Confidence

Looking for a way to meet your national curriculum requirements as well as recognition from OFSTED and other agencies?

09/12/15
Announcing our first joint accreditation visit with CIS
Announcing our first joint accreditation visit with CIS

Fieldwork Education collaborates with CIS for first joint accreditation visit

07/12/15
Personal Learning and International Mindedness
Personal Learning and International Mindedness

Going beyond academic learning

21/10/15
Planning with the IPC
Planning with the IPC

IPC in Action

03/07/15
IPC schools get their voices heard on Listen To Us song
IPC schools get their voices heard on Listen To Us song

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11/06/15
Keynote Speaker announced for European Summer School 2015
Keynote Speaker announced for European Summer School 2015

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22/05/15
IPC Regional Conferences kick off in London
IPC Regional Conferences kick off in London

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20/05/15
Woodcote Primary get “Outstanding” with the NC and IPC!
Woodcote Primary get “Outstanding” with the NC and IPC!

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01/05/15
Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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19/03/15
5th Annual Southeast Asia Summer School returns to Malaysia
5th Annual Southeast Asia Summer School returns to Malaysia

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09/03/15
SJI International Elementary achieves IPC accreditation at the Mastering level
SJI International Elementary achieves IPC accreditation at the Mastering level

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09/01/15
IPC helps to support Voices Around The World
IPC helps to support Voices Around The World

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22/07/14
New National Curriculum for England: Watch our video!
New National Curriculum for England: Watch our video!

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08/07/14
SS Simon and Jude C of E Primary School achieves IPC accreditation at the Mastering level
SS Simon and Jude C of E Primary School achieves IPC accreditation at the Mastering level

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28/05/14
World Cup Tournament kicks off in the International School of Iceland!
World Cup Tournament kicks off in the International School of Iceland!

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23/05/14
IPC National Conferences prove a huge success
IPC National Conferences prove a huge success

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14/05/14
Summer School returns to London! (23rd - 25th July)
Summer School returns to London! (23rd - 25th July)

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02/05/14
IPC at The Academies Show London 2014
IPC at The Academies Show London 2014

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28/04/14
Fieldwork Education committed to supporting schools through changes to the National Curriculum 2014
Fieldwork Education committed to supporting schools through changes to the National Curriculum 2014

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News

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03 April 2012

Raising Literacy Standards with the IPC

We don’t agree with everything Sir Michael Wilshaw, the Chief of Ofsted is saying, but he is absolutely right about literacy: “I expect better results from primary school children at the ages of seven and eleven…as soon as possible”.

What really thrills us is that many of the 1,000 UK schools using the International Primary Curriculum say that the IPC has had a big impact on their literacy improvements. Here’s some of the evidence:

1. IPC Feedback from Ofsted

A number of Ofsted reports have referenced the International Primary Curriculum as a route to supporting the improvement of literacy skills. Take a look at these examples:

“The school’s adoption of the International Primary Curriculum has had a very positive impact, making pupils enthusiastic about learning and giving them a global perspective. They have plenty of opportunities to practice their literacy and numeracy skills across a range of subjects, and use information and communication technology very effectively. - St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London

“They regularly communicate with schools in other countries through email and webcam facilities, as part of the International Primary Curriculum. These aspects… mean the pupils are very well prepared for the secondary school curriculum… The curriculum is outstanding not only because it meets the needs of pupils to be literate and numerate, it is broad and balanced.\” - Childwall Valley Primary School, Liverpool

“The International Primary Curriculum is already having a positive impact on pupils’ academic progress. As a result of the way in which the school organises what is taught, pupils…reinforce their literacy and numeracy skills in a range of contexts and are becoming more creative in their work. - St Malachy’s Catholic Primary School, Halifax

2. Ofsted encouragement to use the IPC, followed by improvement

Headteacher Cathryn Downing, Stamforf Park Junior School, Hale, Cheshire,  explains:

“Ofsted inspected us in September 2009 and absolutely slated us for our teaching and learning. Ofsted felt we’d limited children’s opportunities; that we’d created a ceiling. It was the Ofsted inspector who suggested we look at the IPC. The inspector felt that it was exactly what our school needed.

The IPC really helps to embed numeracy and literacy learning as it’s allowing children to apply their numeracy and literacy skills in a relevant and purposeful way. The vocabulary the children are now using is way above what we’ve seen in the past. Their complexity of thinking is way up.”

3. Huge impact in two Devon schools

Adrian Clements, Headteacher of St Catherine’s Primary School in Heathfield, Devon describes the impact of the IPC on the literacy standards:

\“Last year, 100% of our children achieved two levels of progress in their literacy scores and we’re sure that the IPC had a big part to play in this. Where possible, we include IPC into our literacy genre teaching.

As a teacher at St Michael’s (prior to being Headteacher at St Catherine’s), I saw first-hand the impact that an IPC unit like the Volcanoes and Earthquakes unit had on the children’s writing. The detail and accuracy in their writing was extremely good. Their story writing was amazing. There was much evidence of use of relevant vocabulary and the boys, in particular produced really good work as a result. I do think that, where the opportunity and the relevance does exist, the IPC definitely supports the development of literacy skills.

4. Tower Hamlets: Success in the 3R’s against the odds

In 2011, Tower Hamlets local authority in London was referenced as one region in the UK showing success in the 3R’s against the odds. There are 22 primary schools in Tower Hamlets using the International Primary Curriculum to deliver the National Curriculum. Sir William Burrough primary school, where 85% of children come from ethnic minority backgrounds, 80% have home languages other than English, and over 60%  are entitled to free school meals, has been learning with the IPC since 2004 and 94% of children are currently attaining level 4 or above in KS2 tests. Headteacher Avril Newman says The IPC is hugely enriching because it’s using real experiences to contextualise learning.

5. A Study into the Impact on Pupils Writing

Ysgol Derwendeg in Caerphilly, Wales conducted a study recently (2011) providing evidence of improved standards in writing as a result of the IPC. Headteacher Loraine Hunter says: Where the IPC has really supported us is in our focus on improving writing.  A lot of this is because the children love the IPC themes. We were especially able to see good examples of creative writing. Read the entire study here - http://www.greatlearning.com/ipc/news/a-study-into-pupils-writing

For more information

The IPC can support the improvement in literacy in your school, too.

To speak to an IPC regional advisor directly about the International Primary Curriculum or to visit a school near you using the IPC, telephone 0207 821 4898 or email [email protected]